Tampa Bay Center of Relational Psychology

Jaclyn Lam, M.A., LMHC

jaclyn lam

Jaclyn Lam, M.A.

Hi there! I appreciate you taking the time to learn more about my services. I am a trauma-informed therapist who works with teens, adults, and couples. My goal is for therapy to become a safe space in which we can explore the most vulnerable parts of self to reach a point of true healing. You will find that I approach each client with genuine compassion and curiosity. I want to work together to create an effective path to reach your goals whether it is healing relational conflict, past trauma, addressing depression/anxiety, or enhancing your emotional understanding. 

My therapeutic approaches consist of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Neuro-Affective Relational Model, and Psychoanalytic Therapy. I have found that the combination of these models is extremely effective in helping reduce symptoms, increase self-awareness, and enhance your ability to live authentically. We focus not only on your relationships with others, but how you relate to yourself as well. By exploring the past, we can also gain a deeper understanding of who you are to better navigate current challenges. I’d love to learn more about what you are looking for specifically so I can see if I could be a good fit. If not, I can offer some insight on which therapy might be most beneficial for you to reach your goals.

Individual Therapy with Adults

My first goal in therapy is to gain a deep understanding of who you are and where you want to be. I strive to make sessions collaborative so that clients have a sense of safety and control in the pacing and outcome of therapy. It is important to me that each session feels productive and meaningful. This could be gaining new insight, developing better coping skills, or processing difficult emotions. I am always open to feedback to ensure that this space is what you need it to be. Together, we can ensure that each session is impactful and carries over into positive changes outside the therapy room.  

Couples Therapy 

Our romantic partners can be the most powerful connection in our lives. With such an important relationship, it makes sense that we may feel stuck or fearful of disconnection. In couples therapy, I first establish a mutual goal among all of us such as to improve communication, enhance connection, or heal from past betrayals. I then guide our conversations to better understand the communication pattern between you. I help in gaining insight into the more vulnerable parts of ourselves that may come alive when feeling disconnected from our partner. We will work to begin sharing these more vulnerable parts to gain a deeper understanding and stronger emotional bond. You will find that soon conflicts are more easily resolved and less frequent because of this strong base.

Individual Therapy with Adolescents 

Adolescence often presents some of life’s greatest challenges. As we approach adulthood, questions about identity and life goals can surface, leading to feelings of confusion, negative thoughts, and emotional distress such as anxiety or depression. It’s like navigating turbulent waters without a life vest. Therapy serves as a flotation device, gently guiding you to the surface and offering clarity on your direction. In our safe and supportive space, we embark on a journey together, helping you navigate through these uncertain times toward a more fulfilling future. Let’s work together to help you reach your desired destination.

I hold a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida, complemented by a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, I bring a wealth of expertise to my practice. My academic foundation includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Tampa. My professional journey has included roles as a counselor intern at Metropolitan Ministries, where I implemented a trauma-informed approach, and at Sustainable Family Services, where I applied a family systems approach. Currently, I am actively pursuing certification in Emotionally-Focused Therapy, a qualification that will enrich my work with both individuals and couples. I am deeply committed to expanding my knowledge and refining my skills to better serve my clients, and I am enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead.

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