Tam Nguyen-Louie, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

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.


Adult psychological evaluations

Are you looking for a thorough, research-based, and validated assessment of your mental health or psychological functioning? Have you been provided a diagnosis without explanation or want a second opinion? See the “About” section to learn more about Dr. Nguyen-Louie’s unique qualifications and competencies in assessments.

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

Immigrants and children of immigrants 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?


Adopted individuals

Were you adopted internationally? Does this knowledge impact how you feel about yourself and/or your perspective on the world? Even with a loving, healthy family, do you have questions or lingering thoughts that you can’t shake off?

Services offered

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In-office therapy sessions located in Columbia, MD. At this time, in-person therapy is suspended due to safety and public health concerns related to COVID-19. Based on up to date guidelines, in-person therapy will resume at a later time.

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Available to residents of MD, D.C., and 26 other states (including VA, PA, TX) participating in the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT).

See for more details.


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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 based therapy
— Narrative exposure therapy
— Solutions-focused therapy