Tran Nguyen, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with individuals, couples, and families.

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Little Goals, Big Outcomes... 03/14/2021

Little Goals, Big Outcomes...

Feeling stuck? I found this blog to be so helpful and encouraging!

Little Goals, Big Outcomes... Starting Small All big, amazing dreams and outcomes actually have humble and small beginnings. The beauty of health, success, and life come from baby steps that were made a little at a time. The outcome or goal or tasks may seem insurmountable but one thing that has always worked for me in the midst...


Come out for a Meet and Greet! Today until 7pm, and tomorrow 12-4pm!

#Openhouse has been wonderful so far! 🥳🤩 it is still in session and thank you for coming out to see us!! But we are still here and come out to see us!!
#thehanainnate #holisticfamily #lovewhatido #lmft #chiropractic #lovepeople #holistic #holisticcare @nguyent922 @drsandimckey


New office location:
4341 Lindbergh Dr. Suite 200G
Addison, TX 75001

I am currently seeing clients both remotely and in person, Mon-Fri, 9a-8pm.

Looking forward to working with you! 04/01/2020

10 Social Distancing Swaps

Social distancing swaps you can try to maintain normalcy! Right now it can be very tempting to throw your routine out the window. Here are 10 social distancing-friendly swaps you can try to maintain a sense of control and normalcy.


I am accepting new clients and am offering video sessions via Zoom or Vsee for clients who are distancing or quarantined. Sessions can be scheduled Mon-Fri, 9a-8pm. A sliding-scale fee is available for anyone experiencing financial hardship during this time. Contact me for more info!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (214) 935-3821

For general information on COVID-19, please visit:
1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
2) World Health Organization (WHO)
3) Texas Department of State Health Services

Stay healthy and safe! 11/28/2019

7 Tips for Getting Through Thanksgiving in Eating Disorder Recovery

Read on!

When you're at the table, bring something more substantial to the conversation other than diets and foods. This could really help individuals struggling with an Eating Disorder.

Enjoy your day with loved one! Surviving the holidays when you have an eating disorder is not always easy. If you are like many of my clients, you are so not looking forward to the holiday parties, events, dinners, and plans.For most, this is overwhelming because you know there will be food involved and fear is what causes you an...


I am getting a lot of inquiries about this program, so here it is!

The Prepare Enrich curriculum is recommended for 8-10 sessions, and can last anywhere from 1-1.5 hrs/session. It is designed for dating, engaged, and married couples!

Take a $35/couple assessment to determine your growth and strength areas. This is optional, but recommended.

Receive a discount on your Texas marriage license when you complete the curriculum with me!

Thank you for showing interest, and I hope to work with you soon!

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 214-935-3821ďż˝ 09/14/2018

The Ripple Effect of Su***de | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Lets decrease stigma and get help! An entire community can be changed by a su***de. This is why it's essential that support is available for everyone impacted in the wake of a su***de loss, and that we continue to work towards prevention.


A family is a system that can overcome many difficult situations and environments. What I love most about working with multicultural individuals, multicultural families and couples in particular, is that we get to explore together, the tenaciousness and resiliency of each one, ones that are willing to adjust their boundaries and values, knowing when to accept change and when to resist it. It’s mutually encouraging to see individuals and families grow and re-define their worth in this way.


A family is a system that can overcome many difficult situations and environments. What I love most about working with multicultural individuals, multicultural families and couples in particular, is that we get to explore together, the tenaciousness and resiliency of each one, ones that are willing to adjust their boundaries and values, knowing when to accept change and when to resist it. It’s mutually encouraging to see individuals and families grow and re-define their worth in this way.



Did you know that 20 veterans take their lives each day? Many of these individuals suffer from wounds of war that are psychological in nature and not always easily seen. This Memorial Day, we honor those who have fallen in service to our country.

#MentalHealthMonth #IntoMentalHealth #MemorialDay 05/19/2017

How Marriage and Family Therapists are Different Than Other Mental Health Professionals

I get this question often from clients and prospective clients, and it's good to ask and to be informed!

In addition, to be fully licensed as an LMFT, you need 3000 clinical hours of post-graduate experience, 1500 of which needs to be face-to-face, and at least 750 needs to be with couples and families. This is what makes MFTs different than other mental health professionals! Marriage and Family Therapists, also known as MFTs, have a unique skill-set that differentiates them from other mental health professionals. We are often overlooked or listed under “or similar training” on a job description after "LCSW, LCPC preferred." What is interesting is that MFT training is in...


Happy Wednesday!

You may be wondering about the term acculturation seen in my previous posts, or even through conversations with me. In short, acculturation is the process of adopting cultural traits or social patterns of another group, and acculturation stress is the environmental and internal stress that’s often associated with a person who has ever re-located locally or internationally. Most of clients are individuals, couples, and families who have or are currently experiencing this, causing a disruption in their daily living. Marital/relationship conflict, family conflict, life transition challenges, loss, problems related to boundary setting, poor self-esteem and self-concept are common issues, only to mention a few.

Consider some of these points as you’re adjusting in a new environment!


We often hear therapists say, "Trust the process..." but we are often skeptical as to what this means or even looks like in our own lives.

Looking for an outward manifestation of something can be misleading and altogether irrelevant when it comes to living well.

I, myself, being a professional, sometimes get caught up in looking for SOMETHING, without recognizing that changes can be very subtle. It can be a slight shift in our cognition, feeling, or way of doing something, and it doesn't need to happen all at once. Just acknowledging that you're doing a little better today compared to the days before in of itself is an improvement that fosters hope for more consistent changes in the future.


Happy Friday! As the weekend approaches, I hope you will find that balance of being with and apart from others. We all need it to maintain our identity, especially when aspects of ourselves are naturally compromised around others. Lets strive for balance!


Change is difficult, however, it starts with us! Having a reasonable understanding of ourselves, our strength and weaknesses, will encourage us to have the same tolerance for others...overtime. 04/11/2017

The Danger of Sliding Instead of Deciding to Get Married

Great read! Especially if you ever feel like you are marrying due to social pressures, or feeling as though it's the next logical step in life.

Although we intuitively know a marriage requires a commitment, I've found that people rarely discuss commitment in a clear and concrete manner or attempt at reconciling differences when they exist.

Sit with this one, and give it some consideration. Commitment is critical regardless of your relationship status, whether you’re dating, cohabiting, or married. 02/28/2017

Study Shows the More You Hang Out With Your Mom, the Longer She'll Live

Interesting read! At times in multicultural families where a generational or acculturation gap is present, children/adult children can find themselves emotionally and/or physically distant from their parent(s).

Perhaps this can be to a motivator for some to lessen that gap with more acknowledgement and understanding. Make sure you call grandma over for dinner tonight.





I LOVE this blog, for more reasons than one. Advocacy is part of our role as therapists, particularly self-disclosure with authenticity and self-awareness. And as clients, you all should be informed clients and consumers, so don't hesitate to ask questions!

Choosing the right therapist is important for establishing a healthy therapeutic relationship. Here are four dimensions influencing your therapist's approach. 09/23/2016

6 Myths About Su***de That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Another one for this month. Also, pay attention to Myth 5!***de-that-every-educator-and-parent-should-know One of the biggest myths? That children don't kill themselves. It's just not true. Children as young as 5 take their own lives every year. 09/16/2016

12 Stats You Need to Know on Su***de Prevention Day

Here's another read for the month of September:***de-prevention-day We need to recognize how far reaching these issues really are. 09/11/2016

Su***de Prevention: How to Help Someone with Suicidal Thoughts

Good read for the month of September. I am also a crisis counselor for a crisis residential; I am referring to a mental health crisis involving suicidal ideations. Because of my experience working with individuals struggling with suicidal thoughts, I will doing a Q & A on this topic, if you or anyone may have questions.

For the month of September, I will be doing a free phone consultation to increase awareness on this topic. Contact me during regular business hours, or leave your name and number and I will get back to you!

If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, consider calling one of the numbers below for immediate care. Su***de prevention is everyone's duty. If you or a loved one is experiencing thoughts of su***de, read these tips on how to help someone with suicidal thoughts.


Think about this for a second, and do something about it!

Never make the one you love feel alone, especially when you're there.


Happy Friday and into a long weekend with loved ones!

Practice love. 07/07/2016

The Way Out of Loneliness

This topic comes up alot when I work with clients, and often times, it's an underlying reason behind what people do, regardless of a person's relationship status. Did you know that knowing yourself can prevent you from loneliness? Read on! Loneliness Can Hit People of Any Age or Marital Status Don’t think that lonely people are just those who are elderly, living alone, out of the workforce and without friends. “That’s just not …


Hey guys!

On Friday, July 1st, I will be at LifeView's office doing a free phone and/or face-to-face consultation from 9am-2pm. If you, or someone you know wants a face-to-face consultation, make sure to schedule an appointment by calling (214) 396-3848.

This is a great opportunity to ask me about my professional experiences and areas of interest, or to talk about your general concerns to find out whether counseling is needed.

I look forward to speaking with you! 06/17/2016

Sarah Woods: How Texas is creating a mental health care crisis

Please read this article written by my past, and well-respected internship professor/mentor concerning marriage and family therapists (MFTs). In crisis work and in training, I value most the collaborative efforts made between clinicians (MFT, LPC, LCSW, RN, Psychiatrist, Physician) because this is a practical example of integrative care, and this is how we deliver the best services to clients. We should uphold a diverse perspective when it comes to diagnosing instead of limiting or undermining one another's competency or scope of practice. The state of Texas is experiencing a health care workforce crisis, and the most severe shortage is in mental health. So why, then, has the Texas Medical Association taken legal action to ensure that marriage and family therapists in Texas may no longer diagnose and treat mental health disorders? 06/15/2016

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person

"Romanticism has been unhelpful to us; it is a harsh philosophy. It has made a lot of what we go through in marriage seem exceptional and appalling. We end up lonely and convinced that our union, with its imperfections, is not “normal.” We should learn to accommodate ourselves to “wrongness,” striving always to adopt a more forgiving, humorous and kindly perspective on its multiple examples in ourselves and in our partners." - Alain de Botton

This deserves a slow read! Which precondition do you find yourself believing and following? and, how would you like things to be different? Embrace a philosophy of pessimism. Every human will disappoint you, and you’ll do the same to them. 06/10/2016

How To Stay Married When It Feels Impossible Some Days: #ConsciousCoupling

"Marriage is a commitment meant to form us, not a commitment you enter only once you’re convinced you’re finally formed." - Ann Voskamp When a man says a woman is beautiful, her smile always proves that its the truth. 06/10/2016

7 Ways to Repel (Rather Than Attract) a Narcissist

Read on! It’s not uncommon, once a person experiences a relationship with a narcissist, to vehemently want to avoid or prevent a repeat. So what best guarantees a relationship will not turn into a dance of codependency and narcissism? // In part,...


Always find opportunities to show appreciation for your partner/spouse.

Contempt is sulfuric acid for love.

(image via #staymarried)



Take some time today to remember those who lost their lives and were separated from their families to serve you and our country.

Because I love the world of music and dance, therefore I just have to share this! Watch till the very end! a must watch! Attraction are a Hungarian theatre group, with a unique act of creating pictures with shadows of th...

Tran Nguyen, M.S., LMFT

Acculturation is the process of adopting cultural traits or social norms of another group, and is a common experience for individuals who have migrated. People who migrate often encounter stress and adjustment problems with limited access to mental health support. Relationship and family conflicts, traumatic experiences, life transition challenges, loss, problems related to boundary setting, poor self-esteem and self-concept are common issues, only to name a few. Immigration and acculturation were my experience, therefore I will be conveying both a subjective and objective perspective on these issues, and address them using approaches that are tailored to your needs, with goals to help you become most resilient and adaptive in your family and community.

My work is guided by family systems principles addressing problems according to relationship and interaction between people, rather than only within the individuals. Depending on your presenting problems and needs, I may also use individual skills training and psycho-education to address most immediate and critical issues that can be resolved with adequate insight, education, and practical application of skills. My work is not limited to my culture-of-origin; I also work with various mental health issues, a diverse population and with people of all ages.

I have experience in program development where I created skills training groups for a psychosocial rehabilitation program aimed at helping individuals avert a mental health crisis and/or self-injurious behaviors. Group topics I facilitated were on interpersonal communication, problem-solving, healthy relationship, boundaries, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, wellness, and community re-integration. Lastly, I facilitated counseling groups for an intensive outpatient program (IOP/PHP) in eating disorders, and in this incredible opportunity, I’ve also developed a solid interest in working with this population, especially when the eating disorders are exacerbated by cultural norms and beliefs.

I work well with people who are determined to create changes for themselves and their families, regardless of their backgrounds or current challenges, and people who have underlying traits of perfectionism, fear of failure and rejection, and those who struggle with shame-based thinking. I am motivated to work with people who possess a willful rebellion to cultural messages that hinder their growth, yet are wanting to honor life-preserving values that were fostered in their lifetime in what appears to be an ever-changing culture. By accepting and appreciating these paradoxical experiences, you may discover your most adaptive self and become more resilient given any challenges.




4341 Lindbergh Dr. Suite 200G
Dallas, TX

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Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
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