- Licensed Master Social Worker
- Bachelor’s in Nutrition, University of Texas at Austin
- Master of Social Work, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work
NHU-MAI NGUYEN, LMSW
Clinician at Ethos Wellness Bellaire
As a Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Massage Therapist and certified yoga instructor, Nhu-Mai approaches wellness in a healing and holistic manner by collaborating with clients to help address the needs of their body, mind and spirit.
Nhu-Mai believes that everyone has a valuable place in the world, and distress is caused when we question our own worthiness or where we belong. Because of this, she enjoys serving people who would like to work through issues of perfectionism, shame and codependency. Nhu-Mai also specializes in helping Asian Americans and other multicultural populations learn to cope with cross-cultural conflicts. Through working at the PRISM DBT-focused Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), she also has experience serving people suffering from major depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation and borderline personality disorder.
Nhu-Mai is also trained to deliver Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in individual, group or IOP settings, which is a skills-based modality that teaches practical skills with present-day applications. Other modalities she draws from include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Expressive Arts and 12-Step principles.
Nhu-Mai has more than 10 years of mindfulness experience. As an ordained student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, she has traveled nationwide for mindfulness teaching tours and has lived at his monasteries, training alongside the Buddhist monks and nuns. Though mindfulness is becoming very popular, what Nhu-Mai teaches is true to its origin and roots.
After earning her bachelor’s in nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010, Nhu-Mai worked as an advocate for the National Domestic Violence hotline, traveled on mindfulness teaching tours with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastics, managed her own massage practice and worked in business development for various non-profits and agencies. She later returned to school and graduated from the University of Houston in 2020 with a master’s in social work.