Angela Tam (She/they)

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I help Asian identified helpers release the burden of "not being enough" so they can prioritize their own needs without burning out

Counselor in , WA


About My Clients

You were raised by perfectionistic, critical and well meaning Asian Immigrant parents, who praised your achievements and shamed you for your mistakes. You learn at an early age that getting achievements gives you a sense of security and validation, but it is short lived because the pressure is never ending. You earn top grades, get into a prestigious university and a high earning job, but find that it is extremely difficult to slow down and listen to your body.

My Background and Approach

I don't do traditional talk therapy. We DON'T dive in and dig up your entire history and re-hash it out. I do somatic based internal family systems work. This is a revolutionary form of therapy where instead of talking AROUND the part of you that causes you to hustle and grind, worry, and scroll endlessly on social media, we speak directly to your part that is blocking you from your goals. I believe that we are made up of many different parts. Parts of us that work really hard to prevent us from feeling ashamed, incompetent, dumb and unlovable. Those same parts may also be causing you to be burned out. I operate from a non-pathologizing approach where I believe that there are no bad parts. All parts of you have good intentions, even if they cause you to breakdown. I believe that approaching your parts with curiosity will help the parts release their grip on control and create more internal harmony.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Your body is your home. And I teach you how to have a homecoming, so you can feel safe again in your body, welcoming all parts of you, even the parts of you that are so deeply shamed, neglected and unloved. We will learn together about how the size of your paycheck has little to do with fulfillment, with the understanding that financial security is important Therapy is about you being the expert in your life. I help you be the parent that you've always wanted and needed for yourself. Ultimately, you making decisions from a place of intuitive safety is the goal of my work with you. If identify as Asian American/Canadian and struggle with scarcity of time/money/energy, consider this a sign to work with me. Unfortunately, I don't accept any form of insurance but can provide you with a superbill to possibly get partially reimbursed. Please check with your insurance to see if you have out-of-network benefits

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • LifeWise
  • Premera Blue Cross
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Rate: $140 - 240/session

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