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I'm glad you're here!

Thomas Nguyen, LCSW (he/him)

As a trauma therapist, I'm passionate about BIPOC mental health, LGBTQIA+ identities, and relational violence. For those struggling with self-doubt, overthinking, or understanding their place in the world, I'm here to help provide the support you deserve. ​In our sessions, I emphasize a strengths-based approach, recognizing and celebrating your resilience and inner resources. With warmth, empathy, and understanding, I honor your expertise in your own experiences and integrate your unique strengths into our therapeutic work together. ​I'm honored to walk alongside you on this path towards healing and self-discovery. Welcome to a space where your well-being is a priority.

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it"

- Confucius

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Education

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Alum

  • Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies

    • Summer Chinese Intensive at Fudan University in Shanghai

  • Bachelor of Social Work

  • Master of Social Work​​

Multicultural Compassion

I conduct sessions primarily in English, ensuring every client feels heard and understood. Drawing from my proficiency in Vietnamese and Mandarin, as well as my rich understanding of various Asian cultural backgrounds, I aim to create a warm and inclusive space where you can embark on your journey of person growth with confidence.

Credentials

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

State of Illinois

My past work includes direct practice and program development in: 

  • Medical Care Coordination

  • Homeless Outreach

  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming Care

  • Intimate Partner Violence

Geeky Pursuits

As a therapist deeply immersed in geek culture, I ensure our sessions feels relatable and comforting. Whether we're exploring the open world of TTRPGs or video games, intricacies of your favorite anime or movie, or reflecting upon on your latest tarot readings, we're embarking on this adventure together, guided by your passions.

Commitment to Diversity

At my practice, I am committed to fostering an environment that is actively anti-racist and decolonial. I recognize the historical and systemic injustices that have disproportionately affected marginalized communities, and I am dedicated to dismantling these oppressive structures. 

I prioritize cultural humility, actively listen to and center the experiences of people of all backgrounds, and continually educate myself on issues of race, power and privilege. My therapeutic approach is grounded in equity, justice, and empathy, as I strive to support clients in their healing journeys within a safe and inclusive space. 

I am committed to ongoing reflection, growth, and accountability as we work towards creating a more just and equitable world both within my practice and in the broader community. 

CONTACT US

CONTACT

Free 15 minute consultation

If you are interested in getting started with therapy at Great Winds Counseling, please complete the request form linked below to schedule a free 15 minute consultation. We will do our best to respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

PHONE

(309) 220-8544

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ADDRESS

Champaign, IL

Chicago, IL

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