Kim Nguyen

Dr. Kim Nguyen joined Columbia Health in 2021. She received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco. She completed her doctoral internship at the National Asian American Psychology Training Center at RAMS Inc., where she worked with survivors of trauma, provided psychotherapy addressing cross-cultural issues, carried out crisis interventions, and conducted therapeutic work with English and Vietnamese-speaking individuals. She completed her postdoctoral training at CUNY Brooklyn College. There, she was the therapist liaison for the LGBTQ Resource Center, and worked with students from diverse backgrounds, including students who were first in their family to attend college. Prior to joining Columbia, she worked in the inpatient unit at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and CUNY The City College of New York Counseling Center.

As a bicultural, bilingual clinician, Kim values one’s cultural identities in therapeutic work and collaborates with individuals to create psychological care that meets the needs of the patient. In addition to English, she is fluent in Vietnamese.


  • Psychoanalytic candidate, NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
  • Psy.D., & M.A., Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology-San Francisco
  • B.S., Combined Sciences, Santa Clara University

Certifications and Licensure:

  • Licensed to practice psychology in the State of New York

Professional Experience:

  • CUNY The City College of New York Counseling Center
  • Inpatient Psychologist at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
  • Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship, CUNY Brooklyn College
  • Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship, National Asian American Psychology Training Center at RAMS Inc.
  • Clinical Psychology Externships: RAMS Inc., San Mateo Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, Forensic., Ohlhoff Substance & Recovery-Intensive Outpatient Program


  • Asian-American Psychological Association (AAPA)
  • Division 39 (Society for Psychoanalysis & Psychoanalytic Psychology)
  • Division 44 (Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity)

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Vietnamese