Nghia Le (he/him/his)

Hi, my name is pronounced like "knee-uh lay". I work with 1st and 2nd generation immigrants and transracial adoptees with anxiety.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Evanston, IL

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Client’s I work with often feel “in-between”, they feel unsure about where they are, where they are going, or even who they are. It is hard for them to feel fully themselves and that can sometimes present as anxiety or depression or struggles with life transitions, constantly worried about the future or struggling to let go of the past. I have experience working with individuals that come from immigrant families, are immigrants themselves, or in the transracial adoption constellation.

My Background and Approach

I use an adaptive approach to therapy, with a focus on mindfulness, building self-awareness, and exploring how your thoughts affect your mood and emotions (a.k.a. CBT and DBT). I meet you where you are at with how you see your struggles. We understand it together and work to formulate a plan that will work for you. As a social worker I keep a social justice view and consider how systems may impact your mental health. I have experience working with individuals that come from immigrant families, are immigrants themselves, or in the transracial adoption constellation. This “in-between” feeling in these cases are often tied to their racial or cultural identity and values. It can cause a weak sense of self making them more indecisive in their career, relationships, and life transitions. In my practice, I am committed to offering space for you to learn more about yourself and how you show up in the many roles in your life so you can be more yourself in all parts of your life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As a child of immigrants, I am familiar with the “in-between” feelings that come with developing your identity, particularly racial identity. I understand that finding yourself and your values is not as straightforward when influenced by multiple cultures. I understand that is it even harder to define and set boundaries for this version of yourself with your families when it feels like it conflicts with their values. But, I also have learned it is possible. I recognize there are many systems tugging at our many identities. I continue to build awareness of this within myself. I believe it is my duty as a therapist to continue to be aware of how I show up in the therapy room as a Vietnamese American, straight, cis-male, in order to create a safe and welcoming space for all clients. Outside of work I enjoy going on hikes, eating at new restaurants, binging animes, going to see live music, and trying out new hobbies (currently DJing).

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: tiếng việt

Info

562-277-1007 Email Nghia
1914 Asbury Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

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