Dr. Nguyen is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with adults in the Anxiety Center.
About Dr. Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Washington, where she also completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in psychology. She then completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System, where she specialized in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and engaged in research examining treatment outcomes for these diagnoses at the National Center for PTSD. Dr. Nguyen obtained further specialized training in a post-doctoral fellowship at the San Francisco VA, where she worked with veterans suffering from complex co-occurring PTSD, anxiety, and SUD.
Dr. Nguyen specializes in evidence-based psychotherapies for PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders, including social phobia, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specific phobias. She also treats other anxiety-related problems including hair pulling, skin picking, health anxiety, and hoarding disorder. Additionally, Dr. Nguyen also has special interest and expertise in the treatment of insomnia, SUD, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Prior to joining EBTCS, Dr. Nguyen worked in a myriad of inpatient and outpatient settings both in the U.S. and abroad, including hospital psychiatric units, VA medical centers, residential treatment programs, outpatient clinics, community mental health centers and refugee camps. She has provided individual, family/couple, and group therapies to civilian and veteran populations from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Nguyen highly values cultural competency and seeks to provide treatments in a culturally aware, sensitive, and informed manner to the clients with whom she works.
Dr. Nguyen highly values research and is a scientist-practitioner at heart. Her research has focused on the impact of cultural variables on PTSD treatment outcomes, partner violence, and substance use. She has received grants from the American Psychological Association and the University of Washington to fund her research. She has also published her research in numerous peer-reviewed psychological journals and is currently a reviewer for a number of journals as well. Her involvement in research has and will continue to inform her clinical practice.
Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), and International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).