VIVI NGUYEN, LPC INTERN
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Vivi Nguyen, LPC intern
Philosophy and Approach: As a member of the POC and LGBTQ communties, my passion, purpose, and motivation for becoming a counselor was to show up for and give back to community. Drawing from social justice and equity work, I strive to provide care through trauma-informed, intersectional, and non-dominant cultural frameworks. I am informed by my experiences in the fields of counseling psychology, sociology, and social work. As a counselor, I am client-centered and flexible in my approach, depending on your needs and what feels the most resonant. While recognizing the confines of structural oppression and dynamics of power and privilege, I also believe that clients hold the wisdom and ability to make transformational changes in their lives. Through therapy, I can help you learn new ways to cope with current struggles as well as heal old wounds. I want to support you in discovering and accessing your inner resources by providing feedback, reflection, and information to help you better understand yourself, your patterns, and relationships.
Formal Education and Training: I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from San Jose State University. I also hold a Master of Arts degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark College, with specializations in Counseling LGBTQ Clients, somatic psychology, and expressive arts therapy. I completed my clinical internship at TransActive Gender Center where I provided individual, family, and group counseling to transgender and non-binary youth and their families. Additionally, I have professional experience in a multicultural resource center where I worked with first-generation students of color. I also have worked as a case manager to help youth aging out of foster care gain independent living skills.