Dr. Chi Nguyen

Dr. Chi Nguyen - Clinical Psychologist & Therapist at Uplift Psychology Group in San Jose & Campbell, CA

I received my doctorate in counseling psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. I completed my pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training at Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), where I provided counseling services in both English and Vietnamese. In addition, I completed my Master’s degree in Counseling at California State University, East Bay; and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Santa Clara University.

My family immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam when I was eight years old. My interest in the mental health field stems from my own immigration experiences and bicultural identity. I am passionate about helping others to navigate the transitions and challenges in their lives.

I have experience working in a variety of settings, including school-based serving at-risk youth, community mental health clinics, and college counseling center. In addition to my work as a therapist, I also enjoy teaching and have taught classes at the community college, undergraduate and graduate levels at local universities such as Foothill College and San Jose State University, in the areas of psychology and multicultural counseling. I have experience in treating a variety of presenting concerns including: interpersonal and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, identity multicultural issues, and stress management. I take an integrative approach to therapy and work collaboratively with my clients to help them meet their treatment goals.


  • California Board of Psychology License: PSY 30021

Additional Trainings and Interests

  • Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Polyamory
  • Acculturation
  • Work/life balance
  • Grief/loss


Nguyen, C. P., Wong, Y. J., Juang, L.P & Park, I.J.K. (2015). Pathways among Asian Americans’ family ethnic socialization, ethnic identity and psychological well-being: A multigroup mediation model. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 6, 273-280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aap0000026

Nguyen, B.H., Nguyen, C. P., Pham, A.L., Von Behren, J., Le, K.Q., McPhee, S.J., Steward, S.L., Nguyen, T.T. & Bui-Tong, N. (2015). Cognitive interviews of Vietnamese Americans on healthy eating and physical activity health educational materials. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. Published online. doi:10.1080/03670244.2015.1015119

Nguyen, C. P., & Wong, Y. J. (2013). The influence of ethnic identity on Asian Americans’ well-being: A critical review of the literature (pp. 65-76). In E. Nöhammer (Ed.). Psychology of well-being: Theory, perspectives and practice. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.

Wong, Y. J., Nguyen, C. P., Wang, S.-Y., Chen, W., Steinfeldt, J. A., & Kim, B. S. K. (2012). A latent profile analysis of Asian American men and women’s adherence to cultural values. Cultural Diversity Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18, 258-267. doi: 10.1037/a0028423