Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Provider type: Psychotherapist
Patient Age: Adult
Services Provided: Consultation, Clinical Evaluation, and Psychotherapy
Thanh believes strongly in the therapeutic relationship as the primary source of healing. She practices holistically, with a warm and compassionate relational style. She provides a safe space in which clients may gain insight into underlying issues and process painful experiences from the past and present. Taking a strengths-based, trauma informed, and educational approach, Thanh collaborates with clients to identify and shift self-defeating patterns and to develop skills that create healthier ways of being. Her hope for each client is that they learn to cultivate self-trust and access their innate capacities for change and growth. She provides individual therapy for young adults and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, low self- esteem, shame, complex trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, relationship issues, and life transitions. Her therapeutic orientation is rooted in psychodynamic and attachment theories, and integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and principles of interpersonal neurobiology. She has a particular interest in weaving mindfulness and self-compassion into psychotherapy. It is Thanh’s honor to support clients in their journey toward rediscovering a sense of clarity, balance, and joy, and learning to trust in themselves and their ability to live with purpose and authenticity.
Thanh Nguyen is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master of Social Work from Boston College in 2015 and her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of California, Davis (UCD) in 2003. In 2016, she earned a certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) from Boston University. She completed courses in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Self-Compassion (MSC) at The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance. She also completed continuing education in trauma therapy, and recently started a training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings with diverse populations and wide ranging presentations.
Member: National Association of Social workers (NASW), New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTD), The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP)