Tam Nguyen-Louie, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Specialist in depression, anxiety, trauma, & OCD

Clinical specialties



Do you feel sad or down for most of the day, nearly every day for an extended period of time? 

Do you sleep more or less than usual, or find it hard to get out of bed in the morning? Is it affecting your hobbies, school, or work?



Would your friends or family describe you as a worrier? Do you have difficulty in specific situations, like public speaking or social events? Do you have routines or rituals that need to done in specific ways in order to move on with your day?



Have you had a prolonged repeated experiences of interpersonal trauma with your family, friends, or others? Do these memories have a profound impact on your day-to-day life and how you view yourself.



Do you experience certain thoughts or beliefs that are distressing and intrusive but you can’t get rid of? Do you feel compelled to engage in certain behaviors or rituals over and over to calm those thoughts? Maybe you engage in skin picking, hair pulling, repeating things, or other compulsions to help keep those thoughts at bay?

Population Focus

Everyone - regardless of your race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation, or other background - are welcome. Dr. Nguyen-Louie has specialized lived and professional experience with individuals who identify with the following, who may experience greater difficulty finding therapists with these specialized expertise:


Are you Asian American and want to speak with someone who has similar lived and personal experiences? Or maybe you’re struggling to process past and/or present family dynamics or the culture in which you were raised, and have felt unheard or misunderstood. 


Immigrants & children of immigrants (and expats)

Immigrants and children of immigrants, or expats, often face unique challenges and experienced home environments that are different than their same-aged peers. 

Regardless of your race and ethnicity, were you born outside the U.S. and struggle with acculturation and/or navigating your current life? Did you grow up in the U.S. and identify as American but somehow has difficulties with finding your unique identity?

Services offered

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Virtual sessions are available to residents of MD, D.C., VA and 26 other states participating in the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT).

Limited in-person are available in Columbia, MD. 

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Psychological Assessments

Thorough, research-based, and validated assessments of mental health or psychological functioning are available virtually and in-person. See the “About” section to learn more about Dr. Nguyen-Louie’s unique qualifications and competencies in assessments.


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Contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation to see how I can help, and whether your needs are a good fit for my practice.

Insurance accepted

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)


Therapy modalities

— Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
— Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
— Compassion-focused therapy (CFT)
— Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
— Exposure and response prevention (ERP)
— Narrative exposure therapy
— Prolonged Exposure therapy
— Solutions-focused therapy