Tran Nguyen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in Counseling from the University of North Texas, and obtained a Master of Science in Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Her clinical experience in mental health began at the bachelor’s level when she provided in-home skills training and support to school-aged children, adolescents and their families, and continued working with all age groups, including couples and families in community agencies and at various levels of care—residential, partial hospitalizations, and intensive outpatient settings.
Tran has experience in program development where she created skills training groups for a psychosocial rehabilitation program aimed at helping individuals avert a mental health crisis and/or self-injurious behaviors. Tran also facilitated counseling groups, individual and family therapy for an intensive outpatient program (IOP/PHP) in eating disorders, and works well with people who have underlying traits of perfectionism, shame, anxiety, interpersonal/relationship conflict, and fear of failure and rejection. Furthermore, Tran has experience working with people who have moderate to severe mental illnesses, martial and family conflict, parenting difficulties, life transition challenges, loss, cultural adjustment issues, trauma responses, emotion dysregulation, substance-related problems, co-occurring conditions, body-image issues, and eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder).
Tran’s work is guided by Family Systems Theory, Family-based Treatment (FBT) and Structural Family Therapy, addressing problems according to relationship and interaction between people, and encourages family members to play an active role in the client’s recovery. Other modalities and interventions she often uses in therapy are DBT, CBT, ERP, Sandtray Therapy, and trauma-informed practices, to address critical issues that are interfering with daily functioning. An eating disorder is a hidden illness that’s difficult to recognize and treat because it can be deceptively gratifying, and has a unique function of distracting the individual from other underlying issues.
Tran works with her clients to separate the problem from the person, to address underlying issues that lead to destructive copings, help the individual feel integrated within through a dialectical mindset, help to restore one’s identity, and to whole-heartedly participate in life and relationships again. Tran enjoys working with a diverse team of professionals, and is ready to collaborate with your support system to ensure your needs are sufficiently met.