Last edited 09/06/2023

Lan Nguyen LCSW

She / Her / Hers

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Headshot of Lan Nguyen Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Pacific Time

Mondayfrom 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 07:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Thursdayfrom 07:00 AM to 03:30 PM
Fridayfrom 07:00 AM to 03:30 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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What is your style/approach to therapy?

I approach therapy session with a person-centered lens, starting with the client's present experience and validating the client's truths. I use a trauma-informed approach to help clients overcome the burden of intergenerational trauma and painful pasts. I am not opposed to assigning homework, practicing with role plays, and expecting client participation and effort. I am honest and direct with my feedback while still remaining compassionate and gracious.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

My path to becoming a mental health professional started before I was born and likely started with my parents and my parents' parents and ancestors. My experience of growing up in confusion, fear, and self-loathing prompted me to embark on a journey of self-healing to discover my authentic self. By investing in therapy, navigating the mental health system, becoming fascinated by why people do what they do and think what they think, and wrestling with my faith, I miraculously regained my voice! I set (and enforced) boundaries, I learned new ways of communicating, and I did the very hard work to recover, heal, and find wholeness and peace. My passions ultimately culminated in me becoming a licensed psychotherapist, trauma recovery facilitator, mental health coach, and a prayerful guide to share the hope for restoration that I never quite had as a kid. Healing is possible: I'm living proof of that!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I hope to equip each of my clients with tools and strategies so that, each time we meet, they can leave feeling heard, seen, and empowered. An ideal client will be curious and committed to the process of growth, healing, and recovery; they will be willing to invest time, energy, and effort despite inevitable struggles and setbacks. I function in a lot of ways like a coach: I'll teach skills, provide feedback, and guide clients on how to incorporate and internalize what they've been learning. Together, we can uncover key insights and learn tools to overcome nagging doubts and fears. We can revisit past hurts with curiosity and compassion. I am ready to journey alongside you with humor, grace, and empathy. Sessions often begin with a check-in on how you've felt since our last session. My approach is strengths-based and person-centered, so I am ready to start where you want and discuss the issues you want to unpack. Together, we craft our goals for therapy and then explore the ways we are going to achieve those goals. Sessions are often a mix of back-and-forth sharing (insights), education, and skill-building or guidance through exercises. Most often, I will leave you with considerations to make, practices to try, or exercises to incorporate so you can be active in the therapeutic process between now and the next time we meet. Therapy is a collaboration between us, and the best results often come as a result of the work you put in between our appointments. In all, clients should leave sessions feeling seen, heard, and empowered.

Identity

Gender

Woman

Ethnicity

Asian-American, Vietnamese American

Sexuality

Heterosexual

Faith

Christianity

Group Identities

BIPOC, AAPI

Other Identities

Living with Depression, Millennial, Immigrant / 1st Generation American

Specialties

Depression

Self-Esteem

Race & Cultural Identity

Attachment issues

Trauma

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Careers

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Race & Cultural Identity

Social Anxiety

Fees

First Session$200
Family Therapy$280
Marriage & Couples Counseling$280
Individual Therapy$200

Types of Therapy

Family Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Bibliotherapy

Coaching

Narrative Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Pastoral & Faith Based Counseling

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Training / Certifications

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 2020

Introduction to Somatic Therapy for Trauma, 2023

Licensure

  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 112499
  • Texas, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 109863

Education

California State University, Long Beach, Master of Social Work, Integrated Health, 2018

My path to becoming a mental health professional started before I was born and likely started with my parents and my parents' parents and ancestors. My experience of growing up in confusion, fear, and self-loathing prompted me to embark on a journey of self-healing to discover my authentic self. By investing in therapy, navigating the mental health system, becoming fascinated by why people do what they do and think what they think, and wrestling with my faith, I miraculously regained my voice! I set (and enforced) boundaries, I learned new ways of communicating, and I did the very hard work to recover, heal, and find wholeness and peace. My passions ultimately culminated in me becoming a licensed psychotherapist, trauma recovery facilitator, mental health coach, and a prayerful guide to share the hope for restoration that I never quite had as a kid. Healing is possible: I'm living proof of that!

University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 2015

Work History

I create a space for you to finally feel seen and heard. Whether you believe you are worthy of it, I hope you can finally feel like you belong. Maybe therapy is what it will take for you to finally feel peace, joy, and contentment. — As a professional therapist, I specialize in listening and responding with humor, grace, and empathy. I hope journey with you on your path towards healing and wholeness. If you value direct feedback, wholehearted encouragement, and compassionate challenges from an honest coach, then we may be a good fit. use a collaborative, trauma-informed, strengths-based, & person-centered approach, so I will integrate different types of therapies to meet you where you are and to help you get where you want to go. I frequently utilize CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, mindfulness, somatic techniques, attachment style work, inner child work, psychoeducation, grounding techniques, breath work, and motivational interviewing. — Liking yourself and feeling comfortable in your skin is not too tall of an order. There is more to life than your current existence. There is hope beyond the burden of intergenerational trauma. Email me and let’s schedule a FREE 15-minute phone consultation today!

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Lan Nguyen, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Lan Nguyen, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Lan Nguyen accepting new clients?

Yes, Lan Nguyen is accepting new clients for online therapy in California and Texas.

Does Lan Nguyen accept insurance?

No, Lan Nguyen does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Lan Nguyen offer?

Lan Nguyen offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.

Does Lan Nguyen offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California and Texas can book Lan Nguyen for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Lan Nguyen offer online therapy?

Yes, Lan Nguyen offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California and Texas.

How quickly can I see Lan Nguyen?

Lan Nguyen typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Lan Nguyen speak?

Lan Nguyen conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Lan Nguyen online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Lan Nguyen online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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