Emotionally Focused Therapy facilitates the awareness and understanding of couples' emotional needs and to help couples in building secure intimate relationship.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy addresses how our beliefs and thoughts affect our behaviours and emotions. The focus is to first identify our negative automatic thoughts that contribute to our problems, and then to replace them with rational positive self talk.
Emotion Focused Therapy helps us to increase the awareness and understanding of our true emotions. Instead of avoiding or suppressing them, we learn to experience them and to listen to their guidance in making choices and taking action in life.
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is an information processing therapy that is commonly used to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder or impacts of a trauma, e.g., emotional difficulties after an auto accident.
Areas of Practice
Dr. Lam offers his services in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Over the years, he has worked with people from diverse cultural backgrounds on a wide range of issues.
Dr. Lam is particularly interested in helping people with concerns on:
Dr. Lam is originally from Hong Kong. Since 1986, he has lived in different cities in North America. He has had the chance to work with people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
After he received his doctoral degree in 1997, Dr. Lam obtained a position at the Student Health and Counselling Center at the Central Washington University.
In 2001, he made a major change in his life and moved from Washington State to Vancouver; BC, making this culturally diverse city his home.
- Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling Psychology, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities. 1997
- Master of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis. 1991
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin. 1989
Registered with British Columbia College of Psychologist (#1507)