Photo credit: Malory Larson

Photo credit: Malory Larson

Angela Tam, LMHC, M.A.

I was born and raised in Queens, NY to parents, who are refugees of the Vietnam War (they are Chinese born in Vietnam). I grew up loving my concrete jungle, surrounded by museums, extended family gatherings and yummy food. I lived a lot of my most formative making sense of my identity as a Chinese American daughter, cousin, friend, wife and now mother. Life in New York City and now Seattle, has informed a lot of my roles as a counselor, teacher, activist, clinician, healer, entrepreneur, advocate, and Chinese American.

From a very young age, I realized that I was an “other” and had to make sense of my place in the world. I am mindful of the pain that comes with being an “other”, although I acknowledge and can own how my class, color, cis-hetero and ablelist privilege has shielded me from a lot of pain too.

Finally, I have two young children. You will often hear me speak about them in our sessions together because they are constantly teaching me about life and love. I hope to share that with you too.

I love to take nature walks with my family, do organic gardening and participate in activist work.

Pronouns: She/her/hers

 

““When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
— Audre Lorde