Christine Mok-Lammé, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I was born and raised in Hong Kong. After completing my undergraduate degree in the USA, I taught in a secondary school in Hong Kong for two years. I then immigrated to the USA to continue my education and work in several non-profit organizations in California and Western Colorado. I have had experiences working with immigrants, migrant farm workers, and homeless youth. I also have experiences working in community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and crisis. In the previous few years, I have been working in my private practice in Western Colorado serving diverse populations. I am currently living in Hong Kong. I can offer both online and in-person therapy in Hong Kong. I am licensed in Colorado and can offer online therapy to individuals living in Colorado.
My theoretical understanding of individuals’ psychology and development is founded on contemporary psychodynamic theories. I believe it is important to understand how individuals’ relationships with their primary caregivers affect the development of their personality. The dynamics of these relationships are often in play in other relationships, including the therapeutic relationships. I think it is important to explore how these dynamics influence our behavior patterns. I offer a warm and safe space for clients to explore together with me the connections between their past and present experiences and to internalize transformed dynamics that they can apply in their day-to-day life.
While my understanding of psychology is built upon psychodynamic theories, I utilize a variety of treatment approaches to meet the unique needs of each individual. Individuals come to therapy in search of relief from difficult emotions and/or symptoms from mental health disorders. Clients may be struggling with life challenges and relationships. Techniques from various approaches can be very effective and helpful. The approaches I utilize include, but are not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and EMDR. In addition of helping clients discover insight about their life, I work with clients to develop practical coping strategies that can improve and expand their life.
I am fluent in English and Cantonese. I have had a great deal of personal and professional experiences with various cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and cross-cultural relationships. I am currently working with adults with a variety of presenting challenges in life. The challenges range from depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, dissociation, relationship problems, cultural and identity issues, career difficulties, parenting problems, to life adjustment issues. I am especially interested in working with individuals who have suffered complex trauma throughout their lives, who grew up in complicated family systems, and/or who are interested in depth therapy.
I am a member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and American Psychological Association. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist from the State of Colorado, USA (CO Psy 4039).
I have experiences with different age groups with a wide range of presentations. Currently, I focus on working with adults with the following challenges:
Cross cultural relationships
Trauma and Abuse
If you would like to meet with me to see if you and I may work well together, please contact me and set up a free twenty-minute consultation session.