Bobby Nguyen, PsyD

Bobby Nguyen, PsyD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Supervised by: Kathleen Fahrner, PhD


“Shared joy is double joy;” shared sadness is half sadness” — Swetish Proverb 

Taking a step to share life’s experiences and begining to make sense of them is difficult and uncomfortable. I commend you for finding the courage to start your journey towards healing. Personally, I grew up in a culture with a family system that had little space to process and understand emotions in order to find my own voice. The ups and downs of healing can be very isolating and lonely. 

My approach to therapy is to bring light and awareness to how our early family attachments influence the ways in which we connect with our past, present, and future self and navigate and nourish our relationships with others. 

My goal is to create an environment where you can feel supported, comfortable, and free of any judgements, allowing the opportunity for your true self to emerge and to heal. In our sessions, you will learn the skills and tools to help you process and grow and find your unique and authentic voice. 

I wholeheartedly look forward to working with you and sharing life’s mosaic of emotions.

Areas of Clinical Experience

I am trained to provide psychotherapy from an approach rooted in a psychodynamic, humanistic, and a multicultural framework. I integrate other disciplines, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) when needed. The most important themes across these themes I bring forward is compassion, empathy, and authenticity.

Areas of Specialty / Clinical Interests

  • Trauma (Complex/Childhood Trauma, PTSD, Grief/Loss) 
  • Relationship/Attachment Issues 
  • Interpersonal Stress/Conflict 
  • Self-esteem/Self love 
  • Multicultural Issues 
  • LGBTQIA+ Community 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transition


I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and attended the University of Washington where I earned my B.S. in Psychology and minor in Education, Learning, and Society. I moved to Berkeley, CA where I earned my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at The Wright Institute. I completed my predoctoral internship at Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center in Rockdale, TX in 2018. 

Throughout my graduate training, I worked across many different clinical settings with racially and ethnically diverse clients of all ages, which include children and their families in an elementary school, youth in juvenile detention centers, incarcerated adults in correctional facilitites, and completed psychological assessment services as part of an asylum application for asylum seekers on behalf of a non-profit organization. Most recently, I worked in a civil commitment center and provided highly specialized treatment. This is to say that I have a breadth of experience having provided mental health treatment to people from all walks of life.