My  Nguyen

My Nguyen

She/Her/Hers

Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online
New East Side Accepting In-person
Updated June 4, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Dr. My Nguyen is a pre-licensed clinical psychologist and postdoctoral fellow at Center Focused Therapy, a group practice that prioritizes healing through inclusive and informed care in downtown Chicago.

Dr. Nguyen was a non-traditional student with over a decade of professional experience in the agricultural sciences/biotechnology industry. Dr. Nguyen’s business experience allowed her to manage difficult and challenging pressures and situations. She managed and developed ways to build efficiency and cohesion within teams and projects locally and globally. She had the privilege to work with many people across geographies and cultures throughout various professional paths. Her firsthand experience traveling internationally and working directly with diverse people allowed her to interact in multiple worldview settings. Her willingness to learn more about and show respect for different worldviews, belief systems, and problem-solving means was vital to establishing rapport. Her practical experience made her aware of her need for continued self-reflection and other peoples’ needs. She brings in a different and fresh perspective to the mental health community.

Informed by Dr. Nguyen’s personal journey, she has developed a clinical specialty focusing on life transitions, relationships, and identity exploration. She works from an anti-oppressive lens in treating life transitions, identity-related concerns, relationships, and clients of minoritized/marginalized backgrounds.


Message to clients

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” – Maya Angelou

I believe everyone has a story, and sometimes it is hard to know where to begin. The feeling of not being able to express oneself is difficult to endure. I consider therapy a safe and supportive space to share unspoken thoughts, ideas, opinions, and feelings that can be a source of life’s challenges. Therapy can instill hope with which your story begins to be seen and heard.

As a multicultural psychologist and career changer, I understand the struggles of navigating academic, professional, cultural, social, and immigration transitions. I strive to cultivate a validating and non-judgmental space to empower you and your voice to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. My approach to therapy is collaborative, relational, and sincere to support you in making connections between your past and present and fostering a greater presence and awareness of yourself to grow and thrive.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (55min)
  • Initial session: $200 (55min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

New East Side practice
333 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2400 , Chicago, Illinois 60601
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Languages

English