Helping Orange County Families Heal Since 2009!

Meet Hong Lam

Counseling License # LMFT 84347

  • Masters in Psychology, Cal.State University, Northridge in 2010

  • State licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences in 2014.

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Member


  • Hi, my name is Hong. Thank you for visiting my page! I believe everyone deserves some time for themselves and it is important for you to prioritize self-care.

    I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation. Feel free to give me a call and I will get back to you as soon as possible. For the quickest response, please send me a brief text. Contact Me


    Offering More than Hope

    Everyone hopes to feel better. You need more than just hope to recover from some of the difficult problems life may bring. I specialize in Anxiety and Depression. I received training that has clinically been shown to reduce the severity and even eliminate symptoms of stress, worry, anxiety and depression.

    Modern day psychology has been around for about 100 years and many great advancements have taken place. Did you know that you have a far greater chance of recovery when seeking professional help than dealing with problems on your own?

    The Best and the Most Researched Approach

    I have quality training and experience using the most researched approach to the treatment of emotional problems. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or (CBT) is the gold standard of the industry. Many insurance companies require this form of treatment because it is not only effective, but the treatment is relatively quick.

    Your Comfort and Safety

    People need to be treated with kindness and compassion. I have discovered that when you treat people with respect, they are much more willing to share their life experiences. As I develop a trusting, therapeutic relationship with my client. This had proven to be true as my clients would share with me that my kindness and compassion have helped them lower their guards and allowed them to share their deepest and darkest issues, issues that they did not share with their previous counselors.

    Why I Became a Counselor

    I was 18 years old when I had my first experience in seeing a counselor. As a college freshman, I struggled with balancing family issues and the demands of academic responsibilities. Working with my counselor has helped me increase my confidence, self-worth, and renewed my purpose in life.

    Many individuals have been exposed to traumatic experiences that continued to impact their adult lives. Being a child of parents who survived the Vietnam War, I have found it a personal passion to help clients who deal with traumas. I have worked with children, teens and adults who have experienced multiple and complex traumas that range from school bullying, domestic violence, traumatic surgeries, exposure to war, and sexual assaults. Being highly sensitive to the client’s particular needs is paramount to helping the client cope with traumas. Some clients may wish to discuss their trauma while others do not. Therefore, I honor and respect my client’s decision on how to best address their traumas in a safe and gentle manner.

    My Life in Vietnam

    I did not know the word “Stress” until I came to the US. Here, everyone is always doing something, even the little kids.In Vietnam, we lived a much simpler lifestyle. We grew up surrounded by rivers and ponds where they had lily pads and lotus flowers. We would paddle in a canoe and on the way pick up snails, catch fish and pick vegetables. We did not have a fridge or even electricity,so we ate food fresh. There were no supermarkets so we did not accumulate things.

    When I think about my childhood I experience and feel serene and peaceful. This is the type of environment I want to raise my children in. It is almost a very heaven like environment. Very connected, very spiritual and brings forth a sense of love and serenity.

    I like to bring this sense of peace into my counseling sessions. When parents argue with children, when siblings fight, when spouses are at odds, I access this serene place and I help people find their own sense of peace.

    If you're home is not turning into what you had hoped for, if you argue a lot with your children or spouse, then please consider giving me a call.

    At the same time, I began to volunteer at a crisis intervention hot-line. I listened to many stories from men and women who were sad, lonely, hopeless, anxious, confused, and depressed. I realized that many of us just want to be heard. We want to be understood. We want someone to believe in us. This experience along with my positive personal counseling experience inspired me to pursue a Master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in marriage and family counseling.

    I believe that just as we visit our dentist and doctor to maintain our health, it is also equally important that we see a counselor to maintain our emotional and mental health. When I felt overwhelmed with work and it began to take a toll on my physical health and personal life, working with a counselor helped me clarify my life purpose and what is most important in my life. I believe that it is essential to maintain a healthy and balanced mind and body. Therefore, I will continue to seek my own personal counseling in the future when necessary. I believe that I can only the best counselor possible when I am my best self.

    While I have had extensive experiences in treating clients with a variety of issues that range from trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and family problems,

    Many individuals have been exposed to traumatic experiences that continued to impact their adult lives. Being a child of parents who survived the Vietnam War, I have found it a personal passion to help clients who deal with traumas. I have worked with children, teens and adults who have experienced multiple and complex traumas that range from school bullying, domestic violence, traumatic surgeries, exposure to war, and sexual assaults. Being highly sensitive to the client’s particular needs is paramount to helping the client cope with traumas. Some clients may wish to discuss their trauma while others do not. Therefore, I honor and respect my client’s decision on how to best address their traumas in a safe and gentle manner.


    Having been an immigrant where I migrated with my family from rural Vietnam to Southern California at age 11, I am familiar with the challenges of adjusting to the new culture and environment. In my work as a psychotherapist, I was able to draw from my personal experiences to work with many immigrant individuals and families who came from countries such Vietnam, Mexico, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Egypt, and Iran. For many of these clients, they have never even heard of psychotherapy before and thus would display fear and skepticism about the effectiveness of treatment. I have found that by being culturally sensitive, open, and respectful to the client’s unique bicultural experiences, our therapeutic relationships deepened, which eventually led to a successful treatment outcome.


    I am a very caring and compassionate therapist where I have been able to use my creativity, patience, sensitivity, and problem solving skills to meet my client’s therapeutic needs. I feel very privileged to be a part of my client’s journey. I have been able to witness many success stories, which further reinforced my commitment and passion to provide healing to people who are struggling.


    Hobbies: I enjoy going on walks, hiking, reading, and spending time with my friends and family.

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