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Jason Lam

    Education:
  • University of Michigan - Master of Social Work specialized in Clinical social work & Interpersonal Practice
  • University of Michigan - Masters of Science in Information Science
  • University of Alberta - Bachelor of Commerce
    Organizational Affiliation:
  • BCACC - #1202
  • BCCSW - #13944

Background

I have spent over a decade working in human services, mainly mental health, settings and have a dual Masters in Social Work and Science from the University of Michigan. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor(RCC) and Registered Social Worker(RSW). I’ve taught Psychology at the University of Michigan, conducted research on neurodiverse individuals, consulted on judicial cases of child welfare, and developed a group on Trauma and Mental Health. I founded Golden Ears Counselling, a counselling cooperative integrating anti-oppressive practice and mental health, to support individuals seeking support through evidence-based and holistic approaches. In my free time, I like travelling, playing board games, cooking, and taking care of my dog Cocoa.

Therapeutic Approach

Seeking counseling can be a challenging process and it’s important to work with a therapist that is the right fit for you. I thrive in working with individuals feeling overwhelmed, wanting relief, or seeking a deeper understanding of themselves. While these experiences can leave us feeling stuck in a broad range of emotional states, such as shame, guilt, anxiety, numbness, or isolation, I can help with navigating the stressors that are part of your everyday lived experience. I value collaborating with clients to support them in their journey and strive to create a space to process experiences, understand relationships, challenge barriers, and reclaim your story.

I primarily focus on mood, trauma and stress-related disorders including: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, suicidal ideation, self esteem, emotion regulation, and the effects of childhood abuse or neglect. I draw from the works of Dan Siegel, Steven Porges, Les Greenberg, and utilize components of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), neuroscience and somatic techniques. As the son of Southeast Asian refugees, I also have firsthand experience living between cultures and navigating intersectional identities.

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