Therapist Man Nguyen Photo

About Me

Hello and Welcome to Better Help!

Congratulations on having taken the most important and most difficult step towards a happier and more fulfilling life, by reaching out to us for professional support. It takes courage to do so.

My name is Man Nguyen (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers), a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a Vietnamese American psychotherapist who is fluent in both English and Vietnamese. Being bilingual and bicultural has enabled me to be open-minded, flexible, and sensitive in relating to my clients whose ethnic backgrounds, racial makeups, religions, political orientation, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status can be different from my own.

I obtained my Master of Social Work degree from the University of California at Berkeley, specializing in Community Mental Health. In the past 10+ years of practicing, I have worked with clients who suffered from short term acute issues in life such as stress, bereavement, trauma, domestic abuse, grief and loss due to wildfire destruction and natural disaster. I am currently working at a state hospital for patients with chronic & lifelong mental health illness such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, just to name a few. I have provided both brief intervention, crisis management and long-term, maintenance psychotherapy. I am knowledgeable in searching and connecting you to resources available in your community.

I recognize that you have done your best with what you’ve got so far, and that with the professional support, you can do an even better job to improve the quality of your life. This will be your journey, and you will take the lead on WHAT goals you want to achieve. As a therapist, I will assist you in HOW to achieve those goals by providing tools, guidance, helpful insight, and emotional support. We will start where you are, and we will progress at your pace. I encourage you to take the next and courageous steps and share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with me.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Vietnamese


Licensing

LCSW #LCSW71282 (Expires: 2024-02-29)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Man Nguyen. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by T.R. on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Man for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Great listener and I always feel better after talking to her when I’m stressed out and have anxiety.

Written by G.I. on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Man for 1 month

I want to thank you for the incredible help you have offered me. When we first started, I was in a very rocky place (as you know) and your approach was exactly what I needed! I know I still have some work to do (that's what life is all about, a constant road towards self-improvement) and I can't thank you enough for all your help and support! You truly are a wonderful therapist and have equipped me with some great tools to cope with situations I encounter. I will forever treasure the work we've done together and the powerful conversations that have allowed me to start the healing process.

Written by K.R. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Man’s expertise is everything I wanted and expected from a therapist. She checks off everything I needed from therapy. It’s my first time using this app and let alone going to therapy, my first session with Man was so helpful. She really listens and pinpoints how to navigate your emotions or whatever you issue may be. She sent me worksheets that really helped me understand my problems and how to get in touch with myself. Man is very knowledgeable and helped nudge me in the right direction. She follows up on topics you talked about from previous sessions and checks in with you if you’ve been working on yourself or want to touch base on anything. I’m thankful for her service!

Written by J.A. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coaching

If you want to be coddled, agreed with and just hear yourself talk - go elsewhere. Man is not going to placate you, but she will give you the feedback you need to grow. I've been amazed at her ability to keep me on track, dive into the heart of things and make our time together matter. In just a few sessions I feel heard, supported and gifted with the wisdom that she imparts. She's a fantastic listener with clear insights into how to transform patterns that aren't working.

Written by M.E. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s amazing! A great listener, honest and compassionate

Written by S.A. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Man for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Man leaves my heart full in every session. She hears me, questions me productively, and I have gained new insights and thinking processes after working with her. I am so grateful for her time, her thoughts, and sharing laughter too!

Written by M.I. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ms. Man Nguyen has helped me find my way back to enjoy my life again. Had a moment of severe panic attacks for about a week or 2, but Ms. Man Nguyen’s talk therapy is both nurturing and knowledgeable for my situation. Ms. Man Nguyen showed me upmost respect as her client. She did not judge me at all with my mental thoughts and behavior; she is very supportive and taught how to deal with my anxieties. Truly blessed to have her as my counselor.

Written by N.I. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Even after only 1 session I feel her compassion and wisdom can help with many things I am struggling with. She listens and validates and I can’t wait to see how the rest of our sessions pan out.

Written by Y.U. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Man for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve been having session with Man for a month and I’m in much better and brighter place now from a really lower place. Man is genuinely kind, smart, and charming. Great listener with calmness, great advices that are always on point. I was suffering with variety of issues and Man led me to be a better place with each small steps and never pushed me too hard. I am so thankful that I could connect with her and having healthier life now. Thank you Man and BetterHelp.

Written by A.N. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Man for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

After just a month with Man, I’ve felt so much better about my current life path. She has really opened my eyes, and I’ve been so much kinder to myself. She is so caring and listens intently to what I’m going through, offering valuable advice and guidance that has really helped me grow. I look forward to continuing therapy with Man. She is wonderful.

Written by K.A. on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I have only been working with Man for a short time, but within that time frame she has helped me SO much already! I really appreciate her attention to detail, focus and intense listening, and her ability to get to the root of the issues quickly. She asks many questions that help me realize habits/realizations about myself in an encouraging, nonjudgemental way. She has a centered, present, holistic approach which I respond to very well. She is kind and easy to talk to as well - I highly recommend!

Written by J.A. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Ms. Nguyen is an excellent counselor, she quickly understood the specifics of my situation and offered a variety of helpful tips. I would highly recommend her.

Written by C.A. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Man has been really great so far and techniques have been working.

Written by R.A. on Jun 26, 2021 after therapy with Man for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Man was my immediate choice felt instantly comfortable with her and easy to open up to.
I'm fortunate to have gotten her from the start.

Written by R.A. on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Man for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I was struggling with anxiety and anger issues. Man guided me and helped me identify the causes of my stress and anxiety. She is a great listener, a calm spirit, and I just felt very comfortable in her presence right away. In just a few sessions, I felt a huge shift in my mental health and overall well being. She gave me tools each session that helped me practice mindfulness and self care. I feel like I'm in good hands with Man and I'm grateful for the impact she's made in my life.

Written by A.M. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Man for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I am so grateful for Man, who really helped me through a difficult time with my family. I requested an Asian woman therapist because I wanted someone who could understand the cultural nuances and mother-daughter relationship. Man was a great listener, asked me to think through important questions, and gave me valuable advice that I will take with me for years to come. She also made herself available in the evenings and weekends, which was really helpful for me as a working mom. I would highly recommend working with her!

Written by K.A. on Jun 06, 2021 after therapy with Man for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coaching

Man will meet you where you are and work with you from that place. She is very compassionate, sharp, and respectful. I was nervous about being paired with a therapist, I am grateful it is Man. She writes and checks in & responds with quality messages in a timely manner.

Written by D.A. on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Man for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

In the short time that I have been working with Man I have gained so many personal skills to manage my emotions. She is kind, supportive and sincere. It is so great to feel understood by her on so many levels; being a woman of color, a professional, to name a couple. I look forward to progressing with Man!

Written by C.H. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Man is a wonderful and empathetic listener! I appreciate her honesty and open mind.

Written by M.A. on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Man for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

She listens to my concerns and encourages me that I can do better. Writes me to check up on me.