Ly Tran

Executive Director & Founder

Watershed Initiative

I will be speaking on:

Trauma and Grief

Understanding the Journey of Trauma & Grief

In the lesson, Ly shares his experience both as a mental health professional and as one who has gone through his own grief and trauma work. Walking along side others through this journey can be difficult, especially for those that want to help but don't know what to do or say. Ly shares some simple tips on understanding what's going for the person in the throws of loss and how to help rather than harm.

Mental Health FAQ: Advocacy

How can I be an ally and advocate for people with mental health issues within the Christian community?

Mental Health FAQ: Faith

How can I integrate my faith into my mental health treatment in a way that is meaningful and effective?

Mental Health FAQ: Friend/Family

How can I support someone with mental health issues while also respecting their autonomy and choices?

Mental Health FAQ: Healing

How can I find a mental health professional who is knowledgeable about the intersection of mental health and faith and who is also culturally competent and sensitive to the unique needs and experiences of pastors and ministry leaders?

Mental Health FAQ: Scripture/Resources

Can I get a Christian mental health degree?

About Me

Ly Tran is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 15 years of experience. He has also served as Pastor of Care at Chase Oaks Church in Plano, Texas for 8 years as well. Currently he leads a group of about 50 kingdom-minded therapists whose main purpose is to provide mental health resources and support to local churches. He currently lives in Washington, DC with his wife Dana and three living children (Avangeline, Juliette and Jacob) as they try to expand their group practice to the DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia regions. Both Ly and Dana operate the Sweet Deeds Foundation which seeks to provide funding for mental health services while also addressing employment, housing, food and safety insecurities.

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