Australian Registered Psychologist (Clinical), Registered Psychologist and Member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, MPsych (Clinical) (AU), MSc Mental Health Studies (UK), BSc(Hons) Psychology (UK)
Areas of expertise
- People suffering from medical/health conditions (e.g. pain problem, cancer, stroke, etc.) and having difficulties with adjustment/coping
- Mood Disorders (e.g. Depression, Bipolar Disorder)
- Various types of anxiety problems, including those suffering from phobias, panic attacks, healthy anxiety, obsessions and/or compulsive behaviours, etc.
- People facing low self-esteem or are critical of themselves
- People experiencing bereavement and grief, including those who face trauma/PTSD
Marian Wong is a registered clinical psychologist with almost a decade’s experience in the mental health arena. She specializes in the assessment and psychological treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with a range of mental health issues and psychological conditions (see above). Marian has a specialist interest in working with individuals experiencing adjustment difficulties and existential distress due to their medical conditions (e.g. cancer) and those who face losses in life, be it a significant other, loss of certain roles/functioning, and loss of self-confidence.
Marian strongly believes that psychological health is intimately linked to physical health and adopts a holistic approach in her treatment. She utilises a range of evidence-based therapy approaches in her sessions depending on patients’ individual needs and goals: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based therapy, and Compassion-focused approaches. She also initiated a CBT-based mental health paraprofessional training for Foreign Domestic Workers, which was the first of its kind in Singapore.
Marian completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology program with the University of Melbourne in collaboration with National University of Singapore. Before commencing her clinical psychology training, Marian completed her first Masters in Mental Health Studies in the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London (UK). She has completed her Foundation Course For Teaching Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program and has trained with Dr Tamara Russell in the delivery of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and facilitated MBCT programs for individuals with Bipolar Disorder. She has also previously worked extensively with psychosis patients under the ‘Jockey Club Early Psychosis’ project. Coming from a multicultural background and having worked in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore, Marian has substantial experiences working with diverse population groups.
Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
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