About Dr. Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen is a clinical psychologist licensed in California (PSY32365). He has over 10 years of experience and has worked in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health, medical, and outpatient clinics. In addition to providing psychotherapy, Dr. Nguyen has a vast knowledge of community resources through his work in community mental health clinics where he served as a clinician/case manager and clinical team lead. 

He treats a wide range of concerns, including chronic pain, depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions – particularly for clients coping with chronic medical illnesses. Additionally, he has a special interest in issues of diversity, particularly in working with underserved populations such as Asian Americans and older adults (age 60+). 

Dr. Nguyen’s approach to treatment can be described as collaborative and solution-focused. He approaches treatment invention/planning from a biopsychosocial perspective and uses evidence-based practices such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), biofeedback, and applied psychophysiology. Before deciding on the course of treatment, Dr. Nguyen takes time to gain a better understanding of his patients, particularly, the factors that trigger and maintain symptoms. Dr. Nguyen’s eclectic approach to therapy allows him to utilize interventions that match the needs and preferences of his patients, which has been shown to lead to more favorable outcomes.

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” 

 – James Thurber

Education and Experience

License and Certifications:
CA License: PSY32365

Formal Training & Education
Postdoctoral Internship
Community Research Foundation, San Diego

Predoctoral Internship
Sharp HealthCare,  San Diego

Doctor of Philosophy Degree, Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.)
California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University
San Diego, CA

Master of Arts Degree, Clinical Psychology (MA) California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University
San Diego, CA

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Psychology (BA)
California State University, San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA

Professional Memberships
American Psychological Association (APA)
Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)
Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
California Psychological Association (CPA)
American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)