Andrea Nguyen, MA, LMFT
Connection is essential to our survival as humans. Being truly seen and heard without judgment is connection in its as truest form. No matter what has led you to seek out therapy…whether you going through a difficult life event, relationship issue, or are feeling "stuck" or disconnected in your life, therapy provides a safe space to be yourself.
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving upon love and belonging and joy- Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Brene’ Brown
I provide therapy to adolescents (15+), adults, couples, and families with a focus on: eating disorders (including ARFID and BED), support to family and friends who have a loved one struggling with an eating disorder or those struggling with: anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues, gender identity, and life transitions.
It takes an incredible amount of courage to reach out for support through therapy and I consider it an honor to work with each and every individual. I deeply value approaching individuals with empathy and unconditional positive regard and seek to empower my clients to be the agents of change in their lives
I believe it is essential to establish a solid therapeutic relationship/alliance with each individual and it is my goal to provide a calm, judgment free environment that fosters authenticity and connection.
I practice from a curious, integrative, person centered lens that incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Systems, and Humanistic approaches. I consider my clients to be the experts in their lives and I support them in growth and healing by helping them recognize their growth, strengths, core beliefs, and patterns in their lives.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Washington. I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and Master’s in Couple and Family Therapy from Antioch University Seattle. My therapeutic background has centered around working with individuals and families with a specialization in eating disorders. While eating disorders and family therapy have been my primary therapeutic focus, Most of the individuals I’ve worked with also struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, life transitions, grief, trauma, and gender identity issues. It has been my lifelong passion to help others with these issues and they apply to me just as much as they do to my clients
In my free time I enjoy the mountains, spending time with my dog and husband, brunching, napping, and cooking.