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Christopher Kam Psychotherapy, LCSWR

Chris Kam is a seasoned bilingual clinician, clinical supervisor, and field instructor. His experience in early childhood centers, family counseling programs, hospitals, and hospice covered the developmental spectrum of all ages. His therapeutic approach is humanistic and relational. Chris received his master's degree from Columbia University School of Social Work in 1999.

Specialties
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Marriage and Partnerships
  • Parenting
  • Pediatrics
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I tend to understand my clients through a multigenerational, systematic, and holistic lens.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
My path of becoming a therapist is rooted in the personal experience of challenging schooling, the loss of a parent, and migration throughout my childhood and youth. The idea of healing first appeared in my adolescence, which ignited my interest in psychotherapy. I have developed tremendous expertise since 1994 from multicultural settings, working with individuals and families in offices, school-based sites, medical facilities, and client homes.
What should someone know about working with you?
I have conducted over 2,000 intakes in a family counseling program for two decades and encountered a few more thousand individuals and families for psychosocial assessments. I tend to understand my clients through a multigenerational, systematic, and holistic lens. I believe that ultimate change is a progressive process that requires consistent self-growth and positive belief. Clients who like working with me usually appreciate my empathetic understanding, multifaceted knowledge, practicality, and humor.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I believe that everyone is resilient and capable of change. My therapeutic goal is to assist clients to discover their inner strengths and resources. I want to see my clients achieve a balanced and peaceful relationship with themselves, others, and systems. I was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States as a young adult. I have maintained my cultural practices and am constantly mindful about the differences and similarities of other cultures.
Have you done any research-based work that you found particularly exciting? How does it inform your practice today?
I developed a parenting curriculum in 2017 that has become a three-year research subject for two social work school professors from Columbia University and Fordham University. The clinical methodology and therapeutic intervention from my group summarize my decades-long experience as a practitioner. My clients will find my core ideas of self-development in psychotherapy.
“Clients who like working with me usually appreciate my empathetic understanding, multifaceted knowledge, practicality, and humor.”
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