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MAY NGUYEN

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

I have served in education for over a decade in various roles including early intervention specialist, instructional assistant, professor assistant, school psychologist, and university adjunct faculty member. I highly enjoy collaborating and sharing knowledge, which I have the privilege of doing in my current roles at the California School for the Blind and California State University, East Bay. Teaching graduate courses (including psychoeducational report writing, cognitive and developmental assessment, advanced school psychology service delivery, and crisis in schools and mental health settings) keeps me up-to-date on best practices. I have been honored to provide trainings and webinars for local, state, national, and international audiences along with my superb colleagues. Supporting meaningful growth, self-advocacy, and mental wellbeing are some of my areas of interest. My articles in the CASP Today and CTEBVI Journal focused on supporting the mental health of students with visual impairments.

 
 

"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

 

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

 

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

 

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: Adjustment to Disability, Coping Skills, Grief, School or Career-Related Challenges, Self-Esteem

 

Current Availabilities & Locations

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

  • Office locations: Virtual and Santa Clara County.

 

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Person-Centered

  • Solution Focused Brief

  • Strength-Based

 

Free Online Courses

 

Presentations

 
 

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

 

Professional Affiliations

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

  • California Association of School Psychologists (CASP)​​

    • IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Access Liberation) Committee Member

    • Mental Wellness Committee Member

    • Assessment Committee Member

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

  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

  • International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)

 

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

 

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

 

Personal Interests & Hobbies

  • Gardening, walking, practicing yoga 

  • Reading, listening to podcasts & audiobooks

  • Dining, baking

  • Traveling, attending dog-related charity events

 
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