Although Dr. Tam has a PhD in psychology, she works from a unique perspective and has chosen NOT to practice traditional therapy and counseling. So, it is important to note that Dr. Tam is NOT a licensed counselor and her services should NOT be considered as a substitute for traditional counseling from a licensed counselor when it is appropriate. She does, however, apply aspects of her formal education and training to her work in AlphaMYND Intelligence. With a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of holistic wellness and the power of the brain's mind, Dr. Tam is devoted to guiding children and teens in discovering their hidden intelligence and teaching them how to apply it.
Master of Science:
Human Behavior / Counseling
Chi Sigma Iota Inductee
Master of Science:
Bachelor of Science:
Business / International Studies
Dr. Tam is committed to helping you unlock the hidden powers of your brain and harnessing its full potential so that can achieve your goals and aspirations. By using cutting-edge technologies and research, she unravels the mysteries of the brain and develops new approaches to improve cognitive function, emotional regulation, and overall mental wellness.
Before AlphaMYND Intelligence
For 16 years Dr. Tam was a teacher in the area of special education and a district behavior specialist for both general education and special education. In those roles, she taught and coached many students with disabilities of all ages ranging from those with minor to significant:
Psychological, emotional, and behavioral disorders
Behavior problems resulting from trauma
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Dr. Tam has trained and coached teachers, school and district administrators, parents, and business leaders. As well she has piloted mental and emotional wellness programs.
Making ADHD & Anxiety Connections
During her work in the education field, Dr. Tam studied the correlation between specific learning disabilities, behavior disorders / problems, ADHD, and anxiety. In her analysis, she realized an overlap of ADHD and anxiety with learning disabilities and/or behavior disorders / problems. Up to 30-50% of students with a specific learning disability also had ADHD and/or anxiety, and up to 80% of students with a behavior disorder (or behavior problems) also had ADHD and/or anxiety. So, what became apparent was that either ADHD or anxiety seemed to be the underlying cause of many of the student problems in schools. In addition to the population of students in special education, there were those students who were not diagnosed with ADHD or anxiety that presented the same or similar issues. Because those students did not qualify for special education services or had yet to be identified and evaluated for special education services they, did not receive proper or adequate support and resources.
Eventually, children / teens who lack control of their ADHD or anxiety become distracted, anxious, emotionally dysregulated adults. In addition, many children / teens with who were not diagnosed ADHD or anxiety but struggled with similar symptoms also become distracted, anxious, emotionally dysregulated adults.
Dr. Tam vs Department of Education
On the other hand, when it comes to students with ADHD and anxiety, they are often disproportionately affected by disciplinary actions in schools due to a lack of adequate resources, staffing, and training to identify and address the needs of these students. In response to this problem, Dr. Tam partnered with school district leaders as she created an unconventional school training and intervention program, "Rise to Impact Change", designed to...
Train and coach teachers and administrators in the scope of realistic behavior interventions in schools.
Provide Supernanny meets Iyanla Vanzant meets Dr. Phil style training events and coaching services for parents and families.
Bring mental health supports into schools because many (not all) school counselors and special education counselors are NOT actual mental health counselors or therapists, the system for evaluating students suspected of having a disability is flawed, and school-based mental health services are non-existent, very limited, or substituted by social skills curriculums and behavior management practices.
Implement make-sense and out-the-box student interventions designed to teach students personal accountability for their actions and address issues from the root causes.
The results of her program were an average of 70% decrease in student discipline challenges and an average of 90% drop in major student offenses. Naturally, this led to an improvement in academic achievement and students' mental and emotional wellness.
Dr. Tam vs Big Pharma
In the medical field medication is often a first-line treatment for ADHD and anxiety because it can quickly and effectively reduce symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and emotional dysregulation. However, medication is not a cure for ADHD and anxiety. People can become dependent on it, as well it comes with negative side effects. In addition, it does not address all of the challenges that people with these conditions face, such as difficulties with executive functioning of the brain, relationships, social interactions, and self-esteem.
But what if people could learn to overcome ADHD and anxiety without pharmaceuticals and other ineffective interventions?
Dr. Tam knows and understands that the brain is exceptionally powerful beyond measure, yet people do not know how to harness its full power and use it to their advantage. Instead, they rely on medical doctors to tell them there is only one solution: to use pharmaceuticals. So, Dr. Tam combined her education, professional experience, research and analysis, and alternative practices to design the AlphaMYND Intelligence MYND Control Training Program.
Her goal is to help people step into their exceptional brain and use their MYND power to their advantage.
Author & Publisher
Dr. Tam is the author of "Seasons of Preparation: Understanding the Directions of Life". Attracting audiences nationwide, she expanded her book into a visual teaching model and presented at conferences, organizations, and workshops.
She went on to build her own book publishing company focused on helping mental health professionals become published authors teaching about emotional and mental wellness through children's books and school counseling curriculums.
Dr. Tam was a scholarship athlete on the Women's Basketball Team at the University of Houston. During her time as a Lady Cougar, they made university history for the women's basketball program with record-breaking season wins, the conference championship title, and advancement in the NCAA Tournament.
After graduating early from college with honors, Dr. Tam was first Coach Tam as she was a Class 6A coach for girls' basketball and volleyball in Houston ISD.