Beautyful Hero

Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health

Beautyful Hero is founded by Mimi Thuong, a licensed child psychotherapist. She is one of the very few child psychotherapists that is skilled in using English and Vietnamese in professional and therapeutic settings. She is licensed and endorsed in the state of California.

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #4608)
  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT #100223)
  • Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (IFECMHS)

Beautyful Hero’s Vision:

All parents, early childhood educators and pediatric professionals gain a completely new way of understanding children’s challenging behaviors. A developmental-relational approach will help us dig deeper and successfully solve these behaviors, especially the most complex ones.

What does support look like?

I provide support and strategies for children's behavioral challenges that are:

Working with the Birth to Five population requires specialized and research-based interventions. My approaches include: Brazelton Touch Points, DIR-Floortime, Child Parent Psychotherapy and Triple P.


Each child develops at their own pace and in their own unique way (not necessarily by chronological age). My approach is customized and individualized to your child's needs to maximize their strengths.


Many research have confirmed the power of play on child development. I use play to help your child express their deepest feelings and strengthen interactions between you and your child.

Did You Know?

  • Emotional Development

    Emotional development is the ability to manage emotions, grow healthy relationships and develop empathy. Emotional development and cognitive development are profoundly interrelated and cannot be separated.

  • Emotional Co-regulation

    Co-regulation is the "dance" of two-way, in-sync, back-and-forth interactions. It is one of the earliest means of human communication developed in infancy. Co-regulation is the foundation for self-regulation and managing behaviors.

  • Emotional Self-regulation

    Self-regulation is the ability to stay calm, focused and alert while taking in information and staying connected to people. Self-regulation skills are learned most effectively through emotional co-regulation.

Disconnection is at the heart of many behavioral problems. I am here to help you reconnect with your child and regain your confidence in parenting. Through the power of co-regulation, your child will be supported to transform his behaviors and maximize his unique strengths.

Beautyful Hero's clients

Caregivers, Professionals and Leaders


Parents, Grandparents, Foster Parents

Did you know that play therapy can help you:

  • Reduce stress?
  • Gain back joyful moments with your child?
  • Help your child develop across all domains?

I will show you how to use these playful and emotionally expressive techniques anywhere, anytime, around your daily activities!


Pediatricians, Psychologists, Educators, Behavior Specialists

Are you interested in:

  • Learning cutting-edge information in early childhood mental health and development?
  • Gaining new ways to understand challenging behaviors?
  • Strengthening your skills working with young children and families?

I provide live online courses and training specialized for the Birth to Five population.


Program Managers, Behavioral Health Directors, Preschool Center Directors

Are you:

  • Looking for someone to provide specialized training for your staff?
  • In need of a speaker for your teacher pre-service professional development day?
  • Thinking of online learning programs for your organization?

Look no further! I provide in-person as well as online learning opportunities for educators, pediatric professionals and organizations.