Mandy Lam(She/Her), LMSW, LCAT-LP, M.A, MT-BC

Tier II Therapist 

Psychotherapy can serve as a safe, nurturing, and nonjudgmental space to work through challenges in your everyday life. As a psychotherapist and music therapist, my approach is integrative, person-centered and strength-based. Being seen, heard, and accepted for who we are is a universal need. It is when people feel seen and accepted by others, that they are able to fully embrace themselves, and show up authentically in all aspects of their lives. 

I believe that clients  have everything they need within themselves to reach their full potential. My role is to guide you to embody parts of yourself that you may be struggling to accept, discover aspects of yourself that you may be unfamiliar with, and explore different ways of coping to live a more fulfilling life. 

Therapeutic Approaches

As a therapist of color, it is my priority to understand how your intersecting identities have impacted your life and your way of thinking, as well as how that shapes the way you navigate the world. In psychotherapy treatment, I use a combination of attachment-based, psychodynamic, process-oriented, and mindfulness-based approaches, along with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. 

“When words fail, music speaks” - Hans Christen Andersen

 

Music therapy can be incredibly helpful and powerful when we struggle to talk about difficult experiences, especially when we may not always have the words to express how we truly feel. Music allows us to tap into our inner child and creativity. Together, we can explore and make meaning out of your experiences.

 

In music therapy, I use a combination of improvisation, lyric-analysis, music composition, and sound healing to supplement the verbal processing of talk therapy. My priority is to always meet my clients where they are, and tailor my approach based on their specific treatment goals and needs. 

Specialties

Anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, intergenerational trauma, perinatal mental health (pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum), life transitions, cultural adjustment, family conflict, women’s issues

Credentials

  • License: New York State / Creative Arts Therapist, Limited Permit (LCAT-LP) 

  • License: Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) 

  • License: New York State /Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) 

  • Degree: New York University/ Masters in Social Work 

  • Degree: New York University/ Masters in Music Therapy 

  • Degree: McGill University/Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Psychology & Music 

  • Advanced Training: Rhythm, Breath & Lullaby: First Sounds, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Music Therapist (NICU-MT) 

  • Advanced Training: Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), Level I 

  • Certificate: Maternal Mental Health Intensive Online: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders at Seleni Institute