About Richard

Richard-Lam-01Richard Lam is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern (IMF91288) and Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCI2829) under the supervision of Angela Krumm, PhD at Feeling Good Institute in Mountain View, CA, and Glen Drake, LMFT at Discovery Counseling Center in Morgan Hill, CA. Richard graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of California, Davis and a Master of Arts in Counseling with area of emphasis in Marriage, Family and Children from Palo Alto University.

Richard is a prelicensed member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He is pursuing his license as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. The advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that Richard practices is known as TEAM Therapy; created by Dr. David Burns. This type of treatment uses a framework that utilizes various therapeutic skills that focus on CBT.  TEAM is an acronym that stands for:

Testing

Testing allows Richard understand what possible problems may be bothering you by evaluating different symptoms at beginning and end of each session. Additionally, it will inform Richard of ways to improve on each session to increase success in therapy.

Empathy

Richard will support and listen to your concerns so you feel respected, appreciated, accepted, and understood. With this model of therapy, Richard uses effective empathetic methods that will ensure safety within the therapeutic relationship.

Agenda Setting

After your concerns have been addressed, Richard will help you develop an informed decision as to which area you may want to work on. This step of therapy will be treated with the upmost respect and will allow exploration for a greater understanding.

Methods

Richard has many powerful tools that will help you with different problems such as, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.