Anthony Nguyen, LMSW

Special Interests
Boundaries, LGBTQ+ Issues, Perfectionism, Social Anxiety, Social Media & Mental Health, Work/Life Balance
About This Project

 

I strongly believe in the tenacity and resiliency of the human spirit when it comes to overcoming life’s many challenges. As your therapist, it is my goal to draw out your dormant strengths while fostering and implementing a variety of coping skills that promote your wellness and quality of life. I typically use the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach to facilitate a healthier mind but will adapt to meet your needs by incorporating other clinical interventions in our sessions as I believe that there are many ways to overcome an obstacle.

My education and training stems from Stony Brook University where I received a Master’s Degree in Social Work; My style is very person-centered, brimming with compassion and kindness, and driven by empathetic understanding. My approach uses the cognitive-behavioral model to help those that are seeking therapy to alleviate symptoms of their anxiety and depression. I identify as a Gay non-binary person of color, feel connected to, and have experience/cultural sensitivity working with and supporting other individuals that also identify as LGBTQ+. I provide support and collaborate with clients on their personal journey and help them process what it means to express their sexuality, gender identity, and other aspects unique to the spectrum of the Queer community. I deeply value creativity and how one can resolve their issues by thinking outside of the box. Some of my hobbies include cooking and dance where I can put my creative mind to good use and express myself through movement or creating a delicious meal.

The late Robin Williams once said, “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone”. This statement has fueled my mission to make sure that you feel validated, supported, and heard while we collaboratively work towards your goals. I graciously look forward to accompanying you on this journey – the new and improved you awaits!

Licenses:
New York, LMSW

Education:
Master of Social Work, Stony Brook University
BA in Psychology, Stony Brook University

Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Social Workers

Training/Certification:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma-informed care
Exposure Therapy
Motivational Interviewing