Minh Bui, LCMHC

Breaking The Stigma Of Counseling

Minh Bui

For as long as I can remember, I, Minh Bui, have always been the person who my friends went to for advice.  I have always known I wanted to help others, so I attended UNC Charlotte and received my Bachelor degrees in Sociology and Psychology.  My plan was to always turn my passion into a reality.  It was not until I went through a difficult situation in my life that I realized exactly what I was meant to do.

In 2008, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  I battled cancer throughout my twenties.  The feeling of being alone, and not having anyone who truly understood me, taught me that I never wanted anyone else to feel the way that I did.  I went back to UNC Charlotte and received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling, with a focus in grief and loss.

Minh Bui

For my first job, I worked for a small agency where I did some in-home therapy visits.  In the Fall of 2015, I started working for a small practice where I did outpatient therapy, before I joined L & B Counseling in the Fall of 2016. I have been blessed to work in environments where I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse population of all ages on various different issues. I have gained experience in working with individuals, couples, and families.  I provide therapy for children ages 7 and up, adolescents, and adults.  I have experience working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, and life’s stressors.Minh and Lexi

 

I am Vietnamese and spent my childhood growing up in Cologne, Germany and moved to the States with my 2 younger sisters in 1996.  I love the diversity of people, culture, and different foods.   Having grown up in the city, I moved away from a small town in North Carolina to the Queen City when I started college, and have called Charlotte my home since the summer of 2003. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  I love to cook and eat.  I have learned over the years how therapeutic cooking can be for me.   To take care of myself, I love to crochet, I enjoy running, and doing yoga to help me meditate and relax, while incorporating essential oils into my daily life.  I describe myself as a “homebody” so I enjoy quiet evenings at home with my fiancé and my dog.  I love to travel with my fiancé, and taking my dog on walks at the park or hiking.  If I didn’t live in the city, I would be where the ocean is.  The beach is where I find comfort.  I am also a huge Carolina Panthers fan and therefore football Sunday’s are what I live for in the Fall.

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My approach in therapy is that you do not have to face life’s challenges by yourself.  I will be there next to you to walk with you on your journey.  I do my best to provide unconditional support, warmth, empathy, and understanding by providing you a safe and non-judgmental environment.  I believe in using different types of therapeutic approaches in therapy since I believe everyone is different.  I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, while remaining Person-Centered to help you recognize your strengths.  I use different tools to help you learn the skills to help you cope with life’s stressors.  I also believe in the importance of self-care as a part of your well-being.  I hope to instill hope and positivity into your life.

Certifications:
-Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS)

Trainings I have attended in 2020:
– Counseling Grief clients certification training: functional interventions for everyday use
-David Kessler on healing grief: finding comfort after death, divorce, and betrayal

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Phone: 704-412-8491
Email: minh@landbcounseling.net

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