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Katherine Nguyen is a bilingual (Vietnamese) behavioral therapist whose passion for helping others stems from growing up with a younger brother on the autism spectrum. Katherine is currently finishing her second master’s in Intellectual Disabilities/Autism at Teachers College, Columbia University. 
Katherine’s background includes an undergraduate degree in neuroscience and a minor in photography. Katherine’s experience includes providing behavioral support for young children and young adults, specializing in social skills, job skills, living skills, and self-management. Additionally, she offers parent training and coaching for parents of neurodiverse children. Equipped with six years of experience providing one-to-one individualized support, Katherine is eager to help her client exceed each of their goals. 

Autism & Aspergers

“The impulse to heal is real and powerful and lies within the client. Our job is to evoke that healing power… and support it in its expression and development. We are not the healers. We are the context in which healing is inspired.”
- Ron Kurtz


“Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness...Trauma is about loss of connection—to ourselves, our bodies, our families, to others, and to the world around us. This disconnection is often hard to recognize because it doesn't happen all at once but rather over time.”
- Peter Levine


“A lot of people assume that having OCD means liking things organized or hating germs. It tends to be treated like a quirk or an endearing trait. But it's so much more than that. It's the one thing that prohibits me from being free of myself.” - Whitney Amazeen


“Think of having ADHD in this way… You have a ‘Ferrari’ brain but with ‘Chevy’ brakes.”
- Jonathan Mooney