Norma Ngo, Psy.D.

Dr. Ngo is a clinical psychologist and co-founder of M&N Psychological, PLLC. She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists; Certified as a Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT); Level 2 Trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy; and a Gottman 7 Principles Program Educator. She has over 23 years of experience in a variety of settings, including private practice, emergency room, hospitals, universities, forensics, and community mental health. Dr. Ngo specializes in working with individuals and couples coping with a variety of relationship and sexual concerns, managing the transition/adjustment to parenthood, and experiencing a range of mood conditions. Dr. Ngo received her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago campus, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell University.

Dr. Ngo is the past President of the Texas University and College Counseling Directors Association. She has previously served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Asian American Family Services (AAFS) and as an Advisory Board member for AAFS. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Ngo is the Director of the department of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Houston. She is also a trainer, consultant, and invited speaker about couples and sexuality, parenting, depression, and diversity issues. Dr. Ngo is a “Kink-Knowledgeable” professional and is listed in the Kink Aware Professionals (KAP) Directory. Her professional memberships include the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT); the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD); and the Texas University and College Counseling Directors Association (TUCCDA).

As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Ngo adopts a multicultural lens to understand and sensitively address her clients’ rich and unique cultural backgrounds. She adopts a sex-positive approach when working with individuals presenting with sexual concerns, and is sensitive to the consensual, diverse expressions of gender, sexuality, and lifestyles that her clients may bring. Dr. Ngo’s interest and expertise center around working with gender, sexual, and romantic minorities. She is experienced in Kink concepts and lifestyles. Dr. Ngo is aware that for some individuals, talking about sex is difficult and may evoke feelings of shame, confusion, and anxiety. She believes strongly in fostering an accepting and non-judgmental environment that facilitates trust and puts her clients at ease when addressing their sexual problems. As an experienced psychologist, Dr. Ngo has successfully helped couples navigate the most common concerns including communication and conflict resolution. She is knowledgeable with couples issues, both outside and inside the bedroom. As a parent of three, Dr. Ngo has a unique understanding of the vicissitudes of parenting and can assist couples with the issues they encounter as they navigate parenthood. Dr. Ngo’s theoretical orientation infuses cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, family systems, and multicultural approaches to better understand possible origins to her clients’ presenting concerns. She not only actively listens but also facilitates changes with her patients by offering feedback and strategies for further reflection and behavioral change. She routinely recommends homework and action steps that her patients can work on between appointments to encourage a quicker resolution of treatment goals.

Our Treatment Philosophy

If you are ready to make a commitment to yourself and your relationship, change is possible. We are experienced in treating individuals and couples diverse in their expressions of sexuality as well as cultural background.