Beautyful Hero

Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health

Beautyful Hero is founded by Dr. Mimi Thuong, a licensed and endorsed early childhood mental health specialist in the state of California. She is skilled in using English and Vietnamese in professional and therapeutic settings.

  • Ph.D. in Early Childhood Development and Mental Health
  • Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (IFECMHS)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #4608)
  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT #100223)

Beautyful Hero’s Vision:

All parents, educators and professionals gain a brand new way of understanding early childhood mental health. A developmental-relational approach will help us dig deeper and successfully solve the most challenging behaviors.

What does support look like?

I provide support for children's individual differences that are:

Working with children Birth to Five requires specialized approaches. I received extensive training in Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.


Each child develops at their own pace and in their own unique way. My approach is customized to each child's needs and strengths.


Play is the language of children. I use play therapy to help your child express their deepest feelings and strengthen parent-child relationship.

Did You Know?

  • Emotional Development

    Emotional development and cognitive development are interrelated and cannot be separated.

  • Emotional Co-regulation

    Co-regulation is the foundation for self-regulation and managing all behaviors.

  • Emotional Self-regulation

    Self-regulation is best learned through co-regulation, or the power of "the emotions dance".

Beautyful Hero Empower Parents to Embrace Their Little Heroes!

Beautyful Hero's clients

Caregivers, Professionals and Leaders


Parents, Grandparents, Foster Parents

Did you know that interacting with your child through play can:

  • Help you reduce stress?
  • Help your child develop across all domains?
  • Help you and your child better express your feelings?

I will show you how to use specific play 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.