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  • Lisa Nguyen, BA, Clinical Intern

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    Hi there, beautiful soul! My name is Lisa Nguyen (she/her/hers) and I am an Advanced Clinical Masters of Social Work student at Aurora University. Prior to pursuing my Masters’ in Social Work, I received my BA from Augustana College where I studied Biology, Public Health, and Neuroscience. Diving headfirst into the medical field, I quickly realized that wellness was so much more than our physical being. TRUE wellness is a state of being that includes our mind, body, AND soul.

    Going through my own journeys of self-discovery and mental health struggles, I understand first-hand how terrifying and lonely navigating these situations can be. I want you to know right now that you are NOT alone. Through this experience, I’ve gained a deep empathic understanding and motivation to help others heal and uncover their greatest potential. This had led me to become a therapist and vessel of change to be the available resource that once was unavailable to me and my communities many years ago.


    “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

    Before joining Back to Balance Counseling I gained extensive clinical experience as a graduate intern in the outpatient program at Northwestern Medical Behavioral Health Services. There, my clinical hours provided me with wonderful opportunities to refine skills in individual and group therapy as well as facilitate psychoeducational classes on a variety of topics.


    My first priority will be making sure that you feel comfortable, welcome, and supported in this space. In my therapy, I use an eclectic perspective that consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Techniques that are Person-Centered. I have a great passion to work with adolescents and adults who are struggling with self-esteem and identity issues, general anxiety and depression, trauma, and career transitions. Having a collaborative approach, we will work together every step of the way to name your unique strengths, personal goals, and address your needs.

    Life can be filled with so much peace, joy, and ease! If this resonates with you, let’s get started! I am so honored to receive the opportunity to explore who you are and help you start creating an authentic life that you love!