Minh-Chau Nguyen was born in Vietnam and grew up in Garden Grove, California. She studied at University of California, Irvine during her undergrad earning a BA in Psychology and Studio Art. After completing her undergrad, she spent a year living in community and being of service to adults experiencing homelessness in Cleveland, OH. She continued her education at Loyola Marymount University receiving a MA in Marital and Family Therapy with a Specialization in Clinical Art Therapy. Minh-Chau has served various populations including individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, pregnant and parenting teenagers, and school-aged students throughout New York City and LA County.
Through her experiences, serving the community quickly became one of her passions as participating in community care can be an essential part to one’s well-being. As an art therapist, Minh-Chau has use art expression as a tool for self-exploration, empowerment, and identity formation. She believes that nurturing one’s self-compassion and self-acceptance is an important skill in one’s process of healing and becoming a whole and authentic self.
Minh-Chau is a homebody that enjoys cooking, reading, art making, hiking, gardening, and being around the people she loves.