Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Licensed Educational Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist
"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
Coaching: professional development, executive functioning, and career transition (professionals on the verge of burnout) coaching
Consultation: adult students and professionals
Presentation topics: mental wellness, executive functioning, supporting individuals who are blind or have low vision, and psychoeducational assessments
Current Availabilities & Locations
Contact me for scheduling. My current availability is by appointment only.
Office locations: Virtual and Santa Clara County.
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
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
Free Online Courses
Engle, J.A., Wilton, A., & Nguyen, M. (2021). Psycho-educational Assessments in Children with Visual Impairments [online course]. Learninghub Online Learning Centre.
Herlich, S., & Nguyen, M. (2021). CVI Self-Paced Short Course [online course]. Google Classroom.
Nguyen, M. (2022, December 12). How to prepare for an evaluation for a student with visual impairments. National Association of School Psychologists. https://www.nasponline.org/professional-development/a-closer-look/how-to-prepare-for-anevaluation-for-a-student-with-visual-impairments
Nguyen, M. (2022). A brief introduction to assessing students with visual impairments. CASP Today, 72(4), 5, 12 -14. https://casponline.org/pdfs/ct/c2d_Fall_2022_web_FINAL.pdf
Nguyen, M. (2021). Supporting the mental health of students with visual impairments. CASP Today, 71(1), 12, 16-18. https://casponline.org/pdfs/ct/c2d-winter-2021-web-final.pdf
Nguyen, M. (2020). Supporting the mental health of students with visual impairments. CTEBVI Journal, LXIV(3), 23-34. https://www.csb-cde.ca.gov/panels/documents/ctebvijournalfall2020.pdf
Nguyen, M., & Henry, R. (2023, January 12). Essentials of assessing students with visual impairments for school psychologists & SLPs [Workshop]. California School for the Blind Presents, Riverside, CA.
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.
Featured in Podcasts
Sharp, J. (Host). (2022, January 10). Assessment with visually impaired kids, part 2 w/ Dr. Carol Evans, Marnee Loftin, Dr. Terese Pawletko, May Nguyen, and Stephanie Herlich (No. 260) [Audio podcast episode]. In The Testing Psychologist.
Sharp, J. (Host). (2022, January 3). Assessment with visually impaired kids, part 1 w/ Dr. Carol Evans, Marnee Loftin, Dr. Terese Pawletko, May Nguyen, and Stephanie Herlich (No. 258) [Audio podcast episode]. In The Testing Psychologist.
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
California Association of School Psychologists (CASP)
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
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
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
Traveling, attending dog-related charity events
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