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MAY NGUYEN

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Licensed Educational Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist

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"Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it."

Simone de Beauvoir

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Services Offered

  • Counseling: educationally and vocationally related individual counseling

  • Coaching: professional development, executive functioning, and career transition (professionals on the verge of burnout) coaching

  • Consultation: adult students and professionals

  • Presentation topics: mental wellness, diversity, equity, inclusion, supporting individuals who are blind or have low vision, universal design for learning, and psychoeducational assessments

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Current Availabilities & Locations

  • Contact me for scheduling. My current availability is by appointment only.

  • Office locations: Virtual and Santa Clara County.

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Client Focus

  • Age: Adults and adolescents

  • Communities: Visually Impaired, Anxiety, Depression, Orthopedic Impaired, Multiple Disabilities, Specific Learning Disability, ADHD, Autism, LGBTQIA+ Allied

  • Examples of Treatment Focus: Executive Functioning, Adjustment to Disability, Coping Skills, Grief, School or Career-Related Challenges, Self-Esteem

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Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Person-Centered

  • Solution Focused Brief

  • Strength-Based

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License & Credentials

  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist #43913

  • Licensed Educational Psychologist #4057

  • California Pupil Personnel Services Credential, School Psychology #130128366

  • Association of College and University Educators & American Council on Education Credential in Effective College Instruction

  • Quality Matters Design Your Own Course Sixth Edition Credential

  • CVI Proficiency Microcredential

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Free Online Courses

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Presentations

  • Nguyen, M. (2022, November 30). Bringing a social justice lens to evaluations of individuals with visual impairments [Webinar]. National Association of School Psychologists.

  • Nguyen, M. (2022, November 2). Careers in psychology: School Psychology [Webinar]. Skyline College.

  • Nguyen, M., & Henry, R. (2022, September 29). Essentials of assessing students with visual impairments for school psychologists & SLPs [Workshop]. California School for the Blind Presents, Clovis, CA.

  • Nguyen, M., & Engle, J. (2022, September 28). Cognitive assessment after brain injury with co-occurring visual impairment [Webinar]. APA Division 22 Integrative Rehabilitation Psychotherapy for Brain Injury – Cog ECHO.

  • Nguyen, M. (2022, September 19). Balancing work & mental health as a school psychologist [Webinar]. California State University East Bay School Psychology Association.

  • Norman, D., & Nguyen, M. (2022, August 30). Building independence through bolstering executive functioning skills [Webinar]. Parents Helping Parents.

  • Nguyen, M., Pawletko, T., Evans, C., Loftin, M., Manning, J., Henry, R., Herlich, S., & Zimmerman, S. (Panelists & facilitators). (2021, June 9). BVIPsych couch chat [Webinar]. California School for the Blind.

  • Nguyen, M., Herlich, S., Zimmerman, S., & Henry, R. (2021, May 12). Psychoeducational evaluations of students with visual impairments [Webinar]. California School for the Blind.

  • Herlich, S., Zimmerman, S., Nguyen, M., & Henry, R. (2021, April 16). The latest and greatest assessment tools for VI, O&M, AT, ECC, psychoeducational, and speech and language evaluations [Workshop Webinar]. CTEBVI 2021 Annual Conference, Virtual Conference. (Recording available only to current CTEBVI members)

  • Nguyen, M., Zimmerman, S., Henry, R., & Herlich, S. (2021, April 16). Practical tips & strategies for supporting the whole child with visual impairments [Workshop Webinar]. CTEBVI 2021 Annual Conference, Virtual Conference. (Recording available only to current CTEBVI members)

  • Henry, R., & Nguyen, M. (2021, March 22). Standard scores, what do they mean?! [Webinar]. Tuesday Tea Hosted by CSB. 

  • Glamore, A., & Nguyen, M. (2021, January 19). Psychoeducational assessments breakout room [Webinar Breakout Room]. Tuesday Tea Hosted by CSB. ​

  • Herlich, S., & Nguyen, M. (2020, November 10). Importance of aligning VI & O&M goals with common core state standards [Webinar]

  • Nguyen, M. (2020, October 27). Free mental health resources [Webinar]. Tuesday Tea Hosted by CSB. 

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Recognitions

  • Laura Whitmore Meritorious Service Award, Santa Clara County Association of School Psychologists, 2021

  • Certificate of Appreciation for "above and beyond" service to children, Community Advisory Committee of SELPA III (Santa Clara County), 2018

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Professional Affiliations

  • California Association of School Psychologists (CASP)​​​

    • Co-Assessment Specialist

    • Mental Wellness Committee Member

  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

    • BVIPsych Interest Group Co-Coordinator

  • California Transcribers and Educators for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CTEBVI)

  • Santa Clara County Association of School Psychologists (SCCASP), Member

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Personal Affiliations

  • Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services Volunteer

  • Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, UC Berkeley Chapter Lifetime Member

  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, UC Berkeley Chapter Lifetime Member

  • Golden Key International Honour Society, UC Berkeley Chapter Lifetime Member

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Special Projects

  • PsychCircular Founder, dissemination station website for free educational psychology resources created to help others in their careers

  • California Department of Education State Special Schools & Diagnostic Centers Psychology Workgroup Lead

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Personal Interests & Hobbies

  • Gardening, walking, practicing yoga 

  • Reading, listening to podcasts & audiobooks

  • Dining, baking

  • Traveling, attending dog-related charity events

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