Licensed psychotherapist Ling Lam (PhD, MFT) gives a fresh interpretation of the biblical story of Esau and Jacob, and how it specifically relates to the struggle of gay, Asian American Christians. Ling shares about his own history, how monkeys handle trauma, and how we all try to find acceptance with “goatskins”. (Intro: Manzanar)
Ling Lam is a licensed MFT with a psychotherapy practice in Palo Alto and San Francisco (Hayes Valley). He specializes in working with couples, stress, anxiety, trauma, job burnout and perfectionism, using a holistic therapeutic framework combining mindfulness, somatic, transpersonal, experiential and cognitive-behavioral approaches. Born in Beijing, China and growing up in Hong Kong, Ling is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Before becoming a therapist, Ling had more than a decade’s experience working in a variety of exciting roles at venture-backed startups and well-known technology companies.