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

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Issues and Problems

Every person is unique and presents with different circumstances. As a generalist, I assess and treat a variety of issues and problems. Exposure to the full range of human experience is professionally and personally enriching. The following list comprises some of the more common problems or disorders I see, but by no means is it exhaustive. Feel free to inquire about specific issues or problems that are not listed below. Practicing ethically and professionally, I will refer you to other professionals and specialists, as appropriate.

 

Mood Disorders

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)/Major Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Dysthymic and Cyclothymic Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Other types of depression

Anxiety Disorders

Panic Attacks / Panic Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Performance Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Phobias

 

Adjustment to Loss and Transitions

Bereavement/Grief
School/Work/Retirement transitions

Changes in Family Structure (divorce, adoption, remarriage)


Relational and Marital Problems

Poor communication

Conflict of roles and expectations

Trust/Fidelity Issues

Sexual Concerns

Substance Abuse/Dependence

Alcohol
Illicit Drugs (cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana, etc.)
Prescription drugs

 

Personal Growth and Development

Self-Identity Issues (racial, cultural, sexual, co-dependence)
Self-Esteem
Career Exploration
Finding Meaning / Existential Exploration
Life Transitions
Behavioral Medicine

Impulse-Control Disorders

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

Compulsive and Addictive Behaviors (e.g., gambling, sex, internet, etc.)

 

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