James Lam

James Lam Therapist

James Lam

Style & Approach:

My style is open, supportive and collaborative, with the client’s well-being, safety, and goals as my highest priority. Coming from a culture where openly sharing one’s needs and emotions is not the norm, I am mindful of clients’ ambivalence and courage in coming for therapy. My motto is “seek first to understand before being understood.” My approach is to listen to my client’s stories and experiences with an open mind and curiosity and unleash their strengths and potentials for change and a new corrective emotional experience. I strongly value open and honest communication, teamwork, constructive feedback and interpersonal relationship.  As a therapist, I strive to create a safe, comfortable and inclusive environment to address your concerns and goals.  My desire is for you to live to your full potential and to thrive in meaningful relationships.

Qualifications: 

I have a Masters of Divinity in Clinical Counselling from Tyndale University in Toronto.  My former background as a hospital pharmacist complements my role as a psychotherapist from a medication standpoint. I draw primarily on the following methods of therapy: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (for couples, individuals and family), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am also a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I am in the process of awaiting certification by the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy as a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist.

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