Dr. Ngo

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Dr. Ngo is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of M&N Psychological, PLLC. She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and has over 23 years of experience in a variety of settings, including private practice, emergency room, hospitals, universities, forensics, and community mental health. Dr. Ngo specializes in working with individuals and couples dealing with a variety of relationship and sexual concerns, issues related to the transition/adjustment to parenthood, and postpartum depression and anxiety.
 
Dr. Ngo received her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago campus, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell University.
 
Dr. Ngo is certified as a Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT); is Level 2 Trained in Gottman Methods Couples Therapy; and a Gottman 7 Principles Program Educator. Dr. Ngo is President of the Texas University and College Counseling Directors Association. Her term commenced April 2017. She has previously served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Asian American Family Services (AAFS) and as an Advisory Board member for AAFS. She currently serves as an Oral Examiner and Professional Reviewer of Complaints for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Ngo is the Director of the department of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Houston. She is also a trainer, consultant, and invited speaker about couples and sexuality, parenting, depression, and diversity issues. Dr. Ngo is a “Kink-Knowledgeable” professional and is listed in the Kink Aware Professionals (KAP) Directory. Her professional memberships include the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT); the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD); and the Texas University and College Counseling Directors Association (TUCCDA).
 
As a clinician, Dr. Ngo operates from a multicultural lens to better understand her clients and incorporates their rich and unique cultural backgrounds. She adopts a sex-positive approach when working with clients presenting with sexual concerns, and is sensitive to the consensual, diverse expressions of gender, sexuality, and lifestyles that her clients may bring. Dr. Ngo is aware that talking about sex is often a difficult topic as it may evoke feelings of shame, confusion, and anxiety. She believes strongly in cultivating an accepting and non-judgmental environment that facilitates trust and puts her clients at ease when addressing their sexual problems. As a parent of three, Dr. Ngo has a unique understanding of the vicissitudes of parenting and can assist couples with the issues they encounter as they embark on parenthood. Dr. Ngo’s theoretical orientation infuses cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic approaches to better understand possible origins and contributing factors to her clients’ presenting concerns. She routinely recommends homework and behavioral strategies that her clients can work on between appointments to encourage quicker resolution of treatment goals.
 
Dr. Ngo has been featured in…

UH Moment
Houston Public Media

Some Turn to Facebook, Twitter to Find Support
KPRC Channel 2

Mental Health Services for Students are Lagging
Houston Chronicle

College Addresses Growing Need for Mental Health Services
The Texas Tribune

Having a Baby?
American Psychological Association Monitor

Looking at university security and psychology programs in the wake of the lone star college stabbings
Houston Matters

Dr. Ngo discusses the warning signs of depression and suicide
Houston Matters

The Cougar does a candid Q&A with Dr. Ngo about Sex
The Cougar

Anxiety Goes to College
Houstonia

Anxiety Goes to College
CW 39 NewsFix

Here’s Why Students are Waiting Weeks for Basic Mental Health Services
The Texas Tribune

A Growing Gap between Mental Health Services and Needs on College Campuses
Houston Matters

Worried About Political Discussion at Thanksgiving? Here’s How to Prepare
Texas Standard

In Houston, Election Anxiety Lingers
Houston Chronicle

High School Teacher Accused of Having Sexual Relationships with 2 Students
CW 39 NewsFix