Background


Gary Nguyen has over twelve years experience in the personal growth arena. This experience includes intensive academic work, and most importantly, real life work in his life and the lives of those he has touched. He knows what it takes to take the leap into growth and healing while honoring the person as a holistic being. True growth and success comes from not only mental acuity, but the development and healing of all aspects of our body. Emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual balance is not only the key to long lasting peace; it’s also the way to accelerate personal fulfillment and joy.


With an intuitive mind and touch, his strong background in coaching and counseling enables Gary Nguyen to offer a fluid transition from emotional to mental to spiritual growth in healing that provides a transformational experience for his clients.

It’s been over ten years now since Gary conquered his own severe depression. In the middle of his Master’s program in Mental Health and Marriage and Family Counseling, Gary was forced to face his inner struggles. Depression had been a life time companion and he couldn’t run from it anymore. The pain was too much, and the feelings of desperation and despair finally overpowered him. Suicide became an option, and it was time to face his demons. He would take his first steps by seeing a counselor and psychotherapist, which started him on a long journey of antidepressants. A decision he battled with for a long time.

A life time dependency on a drug because he was depressed? So be it. What other choice did he have? He would soon find out. Gary made it a personal mission to read all he could about depression. He would read books, articles, anything he could find; especially information on the psychological, neurological, and chemical dynamics of this so called disease. Moving through drug after drug, the frustrating side effects and several months of zombie-like normalcy became too much. He decided, there has to be something more.

One night, he found himself staring deep into his own eyes, as they blankly stared back at him. They say the eyes are the window into the soul, and so he stared. The horror of the following moments would catapult him into a personal growth journey he could have never imagined. Every horrible thought he had thought about himself rose to the surface. His friends couldn’t convince him otherwise, they loved him, and he hated himself. It was time to start his healing journey.

He’s chronicled his healing journey in his book, One Really Deep Breath—a courageously raw account of his actual journal as he transformed from despair to joy. A journey that has arrived full circle to help others who feel stuck in their lives. (If you’d like to read some excerpts from One Really Deep Breath, just drop him an email.)

Credentials

  • Education
  • Wellness Counselor Diploma, Rhodes Wellness College, 2010
  • Master’s level course work in Mental Health and Marriage and Family Counseling, University of Florida, 1998-2000
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Florida, 1997
  • Certifications
  • Certified Life Coach – Rhodes Wellness College
  • Certified Reiki Master
  • Certified BodyTalk Access Technician
  • Complete Cellular Mind Body Alignment Practitioner
  • Black Pearl Intuitive Touch Practioner
  • Other Expertise and Experience
  • Over 1000 hours experience in group and individual facilitation, coaching, and counseling
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Symbolic Modeling Technique
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Person-centered Therapy