Are you ready?
- Are you ready to start living your life to its fullest potential as God desires?
- Are you ready to renew your mind?
- Are you ready to take back control of your direction?
- Are you ready to start the healing process?
Let’s begin the journey to BECOME A NEW YOU.
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead” (Philippians 3:13 ESV)
Hello, I am Dr. Paul Lam, a licensed professional counselor and a professional life coach. Many years ago, I came to America as a refugee. Like other refugees, I experienced losses, hardships and setbacks in my early arrival. With God’s grace and guidance, I learned to walk with Him and apply His life-changing principles that helped me to overcome tremendous hardship and obstacles and achieve a happy, fruitful, and abundant life.
In spite of culture shock and language barriers, I earned my B. A. in Psychology and M.A. in Christian Counseling at Denver Seminary. I further pursued and earned another M.A. And Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. I am a graduate from Institute for Life Coach Training.
I have practiced counseling for over 20 years with a variety of clients. I am a multilingual professional who is fluent in English, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Mandarin. In the past, I served as an adjunct faculty at Denver Seminary and Union University of California. I also served as teacher and pastor at Chinese and Vietnamese churches for many years. As a counselor, consultant, and life coach, I have helped and enriched many Southeast Asian refugees, immigrants, international students, and Americans toward a healthy, happy, and fruitful life.
In some aspects, no matter our culture, we are refugees in this life. We experience losses, trauma, hopelessness, and, fear like many refugees. Psychological distress from war is harmful to refugee children and adults regardless of racial or cultural background. Refugees may experience a sense of helplessness and despair. The most common mental health issue for refugees is post-traumatic stress disorder and related symptoms of depression, anxiety, inattention, sleeping difficulties, nightmares, and survival guilt. Perhaps, you are struggling with these issues at this moment.
God’s heart is very much for the refugee. His own Son Jesus Christ was a refugee. Jesus even reiterated that point, saying, “I was a stranger and you welcomed me in.” Whatever you do for refugees, you do for Him. He calls them his “little brothers” as a reminder that those who suffer are to be considered family (Matthew 25:40). I am a refugee myself and I want to help my fellow suffering brothers and sisters to overcome their life obstacles and rebuild their new life. That is my calling! If God willing, we work together. I am honored to walk with you on this difficult journey, work through your obstacles, overcome your challenges and begin a journey to become a New You.
Please contact me today for a free initial consultation. See you on the healing journey.
In His Grace,
Paul Lam, PhD