Jennifer Nam

PhD

Jennifer Nam
650-323-5800

Jennifer Nam

PhD

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: PSY
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Evening Availability

Offices

870 Market Street
Suite 377
San Francisco, California 94102

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My Approach to Helping

You’re in the Self-help section of Green Apple Bookstore so frequently, others mistake you for an employee. On your Insta feed, you see people living the life you want - but how can you get it? There must be something wrong with you. You’re two people: one who finally feels ready for a relationship, another who puts up a wall a thousand sledgehammers couldn’t break down. Dating feels damn near impossible. What would it be like to feel loved and accepted? Would you allow it if it showed up? (Probably not.) Last night you Googled: “How to not end up alone forever.” That was, undoubtedly, your loneliness moment.

Your deepest wish is a life so full, you don’t even need to share it on social media. Friends can tell you’re happy. Your new partner ‘gets’ you on a soulmate level. You’re done listening to superficial podcasts and friends for impractical advice. You're willing to give therapy a try - with a CBTDBTACT, Stanford-trained therapist who knows her stuff.

As your therapist, I bring my whole personality into the office with you. I use humor, some profanity, and unbridled enthusiasm to embrace the messiness of real-life with you. I’ll partner with you to find true connections in this confusing, chaotic world. Call me today to learn how to incorporate cutting-edge therapy interventions to get the life you want.

More Info About My Practice

In her clinical practice, Dr. Nam specializes in empirically-based treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the treatment of anxiety and depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and in the treatment of PTSD. She is intensively trained for DBT, and has been offering comprehensive DBT treatment for over eight years. As well, she is trained to provide trauma treatments such as DBT-PE, Prolonged Exposure, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. She incorporates mindfulness-based interventions into treatments for stress and anger management, and grief treatment. Dr. Nam also supervises psychiatry residents at UCSF.

Dr. Nam has called the Bay Area her home for over 25 years, and has an office in downtown San Francisco, CA in the James Flood Building.

In her spare time, Dr. Nam likes to practice yoga and go to spin classes, read, make jewelry, watch Sci-Fi films, and eat spicy foods while hanging out with her Frenchie, Frankie.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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