Dr. Tran is a refugee and the first Vietnamese woman to earn a PhD in clinical psychology in America. She received her doctorate from Boston University and completed her internship at Harvard Medical School. She has over 25 years experience in the field of mental health. She teaches at the UC Davis Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and has a private practice in Sacramento, California.

She’s also a national speaker, trainer, consultant, and activist on issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), refugee mental health, trauma (survivors of abuse & war), and mindfulness based techniques.

As a Vietnamese refugee and a survivor of sexual abuse, Dr. Tran is passionate about helping and empowering survivors of various traumas to heal, speak their truths, and live deeply meaningful and authentic lives. She also works with organizations, communities, and systems to combat abuse and promote race and social justice.