Austin Psychologist and Psychotherapist: Matthew Y. Wong, Ph.D.

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About Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was born in Hong Kong but have otherwise lived my entire life in the U.S. My early childhood years were spent in The Bronx, New York, before my family moved to Dallas, Texas when I was 7. After high school, I attended the University of Texas at Austin majoring in psychology with a minor in communications. In 1995, I obtained my B.A. with High Honors from UT and headed to the Midwest for graduate school through a fellowship. I am honored to have studied in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Iowa, one of the nation's top programs. During graduate school, I received clinical training in various settings including the university counseling center, a private practice, the UI Hospitals and Clinics (Psychiatry Department: Mood Disorders Clinic, Neuropsychiatry Clinic), VA Hospital, and a prison reception center. I was exposed to a wide range of problems and received training from renowned supervisors. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Spark Matsunaga Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office and Clinics (VAMROC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. After completing my internship, I conducted research at National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (NC-PTSD). I obtained my Ph.D. in 2002, and longing a return to the Live Music Capital of the World, I completed my post-doctoral residency at a group practice in Austin.

When I'm not practicing psychology, I enjoy playing competitive pool and composing music. I also enjoy cultivating my relationships with wife, family, and friends. Recently, I've discovered the joys of indoor plants. I think it must be the satisfaction from watching plants grow and thrive through nurturance.

 

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