Lanh Nguyen, LMHC, NCC

As an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Consultant, Lanh received her undergraduate degree (B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology) from SUNY Geneseo, and graduate degree (M.S. in Community Mental Health Counseling) from The University of Rochester. She is board certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and is clinically licensed within the state of NY. She currently holds dual roles at SPCC as a consultant within the Mary Ellen Institute (MEI) and clinician within the Therapeutic Visitation Program (TVP). Through her clinical role in TVP, she identified a lack of support available for foster parents and relative resources within the foster care system and helped to create a weekly, virtual support group that she currently co-facilitates. She is also taking part in a new opportunity within the community that will further her role as co-facilitator helping to provide reflective functioning to caregivers within our community. Lanh has extensive clinical experience directly working within the Rochester community for over 10 years. Since completing the Infant Mental Health (IMH) training, she has been aggressively working to incorporate the key principles and practices of IMH into her direct work with families, children, and service providers. A foundational belief that she holds, that is greatly influenced by her IMH work as well as her personal experiences, is that the greatest tool as a provider is ourselves; our “way of being” and the relationship we build with others is the key ingredient for meaningful service.