My name is Nancy and I am glad you are here.
I know what it is like to be an outsider. As a first generation Vietnamese American born to a family of POW survivors and refugees, trauma is woven into the fabric of my family history. I know first hand the hardship of coming face to face with the question of “how do we live on in the wake of loss and betrayal?” and “how can we begin to laugh again?”. In my work with refugees, internationals, and third culture kids, I enjoy navigating the chasm between “not being dead” and “being fully alive”. The fact that you have found yourself here on this page tells me that you have already taken that first step.
First, I believe that the quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. This is why I love working with couples! I have special training in helping couples cope with addiction and recover from infidelity. I also have extensive experience allying with the LGBTQIA+ community and the work of nurturing expanding identities as both collectives and individuals. Although couples therapy can sometimes seem daunting, I think that it can also be an exciting space full of curiosity, enlightenment, and perhaps most importantly, fun! You do not have to wait until things seem dire to begin turning towards each other.
In addition to working with couples, I am also passionate about providing mental health care for frontline healthcare professionals. From my firsthand experience having worked in and wrestled with the American healthcare system, I am well aware that secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout are pervasive among our society’s most important helpers. It is well known in healthcare that patients thrive when they have a support team fighting for them. I encourage you to seek the same support, so that you can be cared for, and to care for the people you serve better.
Lastly, I also welcome all who seek to integrate their faith and spirituality within the work of psychotherapy. I believe that the pursuit of spirituality and religious practice is grounded in the practice of deep reflection, moral imagination, and intimate connection that animates us all. It underlines questions such as “what does it mean to be human?”, “how do we want to live?” and “who will we be to each other?”.
Nancy Le, LCMHCA graduated with a BA in Psychology from Chapel Hill and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. Nancy works with older adolescents, adults, and couples. She is a Gottman trained couples specialist and a certified Prepare/Enrich (P/E) Facilitator--an evidence based intervention for premarital and marriage assessment. She is certified in PTSD field assessment, diagnosis, and treatment utilizing EMDR stabilization skills. She is multilingual with conversational fluency in Vietnamese. She specializes in racial and cultural identity, couples work, LGBTQIA+ issues, and religious conflict/trauma.