Michelle U. Nguyen received her B.S. degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis, in 1986, and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, CA, in 2004. She got her license in Marriage and Family Therapy from the state of California in 2009, and is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Michelle is currently working in the lab on brain studies of the expression of emotion in the language of couples in therapy. This research includes detailed analysis of couples' behavior as recorded in videos.