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Dr. Peter Nguyen, LCSW

Relationship issues Family conflicts Self esteem Depression Coaching
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About me

I have been involved in the helping field as a clinical social worker, educator, researcher, and administrator for 32 years. I have published over 30 articles and presented at multiple local and national venues. I have experience in helping clients with relationships, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, acculturation and intergenerational issues. I strongly believe that you are the expert of your life and it's you who can and will find solutions for your contentment. My treatment philosophy is one of partnership where we work together to find solutions. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan by incorporating you as well as your environment to meet your unique and specific needs, one that is feasible and achievable. I will be upfront to say that it takes courage and more importantly, your commitment to do the work to create changes. There are no short cuts! I am here to facilitate, support, & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

32yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

License information

VA LCSW 0904013874


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Peter 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.

He’s great!

Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 7 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and anger management

Dr. Nguyen is a thoughtful therapist who helps me think constructively, especially unpacking step parenting issues and child development.

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. Nguyen has been such a solid support in my journey. I really appreciate his style of therapy. I feel totally comfortable to share any of my thoughts with him, and I also appreciate how he has guided me and give me feedback when I asked for it. I have had 3 therapists so far and never have I seen and enjoyed a therapist like him before!

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Nguyen has been absolutely fantastic to work with.

I leave each session with practical tips and strategies for how to improve my behavior. What I love most is the tailored guidance, unique to the situation and context I’m sharing. Every week, I look forward to our sessions

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Nguyen is just a gem :)

First and foremost, we just click and vibe. He makes me feel at ease and it's refreshing to know that I can just be myself during our sessions. He's super compassionate and understanding and also seems very passionate about his work. I always look forward to our sessions and have been amazed at the tremendous headway we've made after each session!

I'm also extremely grateful that he's able to identify with my Asian-American upbringing (this was the only downside I had with my last therapist). This has helped tremendously when covering certain areas such as family dynamics.

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Nguyen. He's been a breath of fresh air in my life.... so THANK YOU Dr. Nguyen!!

Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I feel I found the right therapist for me. He places himself in my shoes to understand my issues and that makes me feel supported.

Written on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Peter for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes