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About me

Clinical psychologist |

Dr. Nguyen-Louie is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, trauma, and OCD. She is especially passionate in working with Asian-Americans, immigrants, and adult children or grandchildren of immigrants, regardless of one’s race and ethnicity. 

Researcher |

She was awarded the National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and was selected as a predoctoral fellow on an Institutional Research Training Grant (T32). Her research historically focused on substance use and cognition. Presently, Dr. Nguyen-Louie’s research includes a diverse array of topics broadly focused on mental health functioning in adults. 

Published author |

Dr. Nguyen-Louie has published  over 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapter, and continues to collaborate with researchers across the nation in her ongoing work. Her research is published in peer-reviewed journals such as as Psychopharmacology, Brain Imaging and Behavior, and Addiction Biology. 

Some of Dr. Nguyen-Louie’s primary research papers are below.

Education and Training

Undergraduate - B.A.

Johns Hopkins University

Cognitive Science; Psychological & Brain Sciences

Magna cum laude honors

Doctorate - Ph.D.

San Diego State University/University of California San Diego

 Joint Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology


Emphasis: Psychotherapy, cognitive & psychological assessments, research

Postdoctoral fellowship

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

Research and clinical fellowship


Emphasis: Cognitive and psychological assessments, research

Therapy Style

Guiding philosophy

Every person has the right to happiness and fulfillment – sometimes, we just need a little support, encouragement, empowerment, and accountability to reach our goals. 

I am a licensed clinical psychologist who believes that each individual is unique. Whether you are struggling with lifelong mental health difficulties, low self confidence, every day stress, or issues related to Asian-Americans, I will work with you as a collaborator and partner to help you get to where you want to be.

I take great care to assess the fit between my style and your needs. My goals as a therapist are to empower you to be the person you want to be and know you can be, instill self-confidence so that you are ready to tackle life’s challenges, and support you in your growth and transformation. 

Therapy modality

My individual therapy style is anchored in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) , but I take a holistic, whole-person approach to fully address your specific concerns. I respect your identity, culture, and background and make sure that key considerations like your upbringing, beliefs, religion, sexuality, and acculturation are incorporated into treatment to the extent you feel necessary.


In addition to CBT, I also practice the following: 

  • compassion-focused therapy
  • acceptance and commitment therapy
  • solutions-focused therapy 
  • eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • others as needed 

Adult Psychological Assessments:

Qualifications and Training

Psychological assessments require a thorough understanding of statistics, data, and contemporary theories of human psychology. If you are looking for an evaluation or second opinion, it is important to consider the background of the assessor. I have extensive training and experience that makes me uniquely qualified and competent in administering, scoring, and interpreting psychological assessments. With regards to training, I completed my doctorate in the neuropsychology track at the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program, a highly selective program renowned for its psychotherapy, assessments, and research training. 


Thereafter, I have completed a clinical internship specializing in psychotherapy and cognitive/psychological assessments, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine emphasizing research and clinical assessments.


Taken together, I completed thousands of hours of testing, scoring, interpretation, and feedback. This has allowed me to thoroughly communicate complex data-driven results to individuals and families in ways that are relatable, understandable, and practical.


Finally, I have established my expertise in over 20 peer-reviewed publications in recognized journals, most of which focus on clinical assessments.