Tran Nguyen

Tran completed her Psychology honours and masters degrees in clinical psychology at RMIT University. Prior to that, she had completed her bachelor’s degree at Melbourne University. She has worked in various settings including hospital, university and private practices. 

Tran focuses on fostering collaborative relationships with her clients and empowering them to make positive changes. She works with a range of presentations from more common issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), to other mental health conditions, such as attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bereavement disorder (also known as prolonged grief), and substance use. She has a strong interest in working with people with PTSD using Cognitive Processing Therapy. 

Tran is a registered psychologist and a provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy, which is an evidence-based, structured form of intervention for PTSD. In addition, she draws from an array of evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Positive Psychology. In all her approaches, she encourages clients to openly discuss their stories and struggles so that she can help them more effectively. 

Tran recognises that change can be difficult, and that’s why she tailors her psychological approach to fit the individual while ensuring that the individual feels safe, heard, and cared for. Her therapeutic style is warm and goal-directed.  She also values feedback, as the foundation for a strong collaborative relationship.

Tran has worked with clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. She has lived in Vietnam, Singapore, Romania, and came to Australia over 12 years ago. Since Tran’s knowledge in diversity and cultural issues comes from her own lived experience, she can connect well with migrants and Australians of different ethnicities. 

Professional Associations

·         Registered Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA)

·         Associate Member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)