Loretta Sun Nam

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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(408) 542-0328 Website

Loretta Sun Nam

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Offers online therapy

Oakland, CA 94609
(408) 542-0328
Announcement icon Virtual teletherapy or phone sessions are available to anyone in California or states that have eased reciprocity requirements, such as NY.
Racism, harassment, brutality, microaggressions affect our levels of self-esteem, anxiety and depression. You're feeling shame and embarrassment. You are reeling from the shock, anger and pain and find it difficult to talk to others. You are experiencing trauma, and reliving it in your mind and alone. Telling those who may not understand, often makes it worse. I help and support those who've been affected by inequality of all forms, especially stemming from racism. I provide a safe space where you're heard and validated. Receiving support helped me heal from these experiences, and is crucial. Virtual therapy for CA residents
I offer video teletherapy to anyone in the state of California via Simple Practice/FaceTime. One of my specialities is working with Asian American acculturation and adjustment, family issues resulting from academic or "tiger parenting." I am also experienced working clients who present with issues related to aging, illness, grief and loss & trouble coping.
It's important that you find someone with whom you are comfortable and trust. I offer a complimentary phone or video session, so you can determine if we are a match for therapy. You won't have to beat traffic to try to make an appointment on time, as virtual visits are for your convenience. I wish you well in your search, and journey to emotional peace!
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Loretta Sun Nam
“Also specializing in "money behaviors & thinking change," for anyone experiencing stress, anxiety & depression related to managing finances!”


  • Cost per Session: $130 - $175
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Paypal, Venmo
Currently, I do not accept insurance, but can provide you with a superbill so that you may submit it to your insurance plan.
Email me or call (408) 542-0328 with questions.


  • License: California / 81342
My experience also includes working w/ patients suffering from complex illnesses and conditions, and helping them cope psychologically.

Loretta Sun Nam's Groups

Essential Workers Coping w/ Impostor Syndrome

For those in the helping professions: MDs, RNs, therapists, firefighters, law enforcement, teachers, and those who are studying to enter these professions. Feeling burnt out, compassion fatigue, "not good enough" and countertransference are real struggles in these jobs working for and with patients, students, protecting your community. You are not alone and need the support of your peers, because this is not something you can talk to anyone at work or school about! Please join this confidential virtual support group to help you help others! 6-week session beginning in September; fee listed below is for all 6 wks.

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Oakland, CA 94609
(408) 542-0328
Offers online therapy
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • BIPOC conflicts w/ racism, harassment, brutality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tiger parenting, perfectionism & impostor syndrome
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Pacific Islander
I also speak: Mandarin
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Financial behavioral
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


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Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021
Loretta Sun Nam, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland

Loretta Sun Nam

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW