She/Her/HersPost-Doctoral Psychology Fellow Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
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.
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