"We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be."
Finding joyful meaning through life's imperfections
We, as human beings, all desire a happy and healthy mind. Although we generally know what we "should" do to achieve it, life often gets in the way. Traumatic events, difficult relationships, or sudden illnesses, can all create roadblocks to maintaining our mental health. As a result, many of us struggle, simply because we're trying to cope with overwhelming feelings and situations.
I practice from a psychodynamic perspective, which acknowledges and honors the challenge of actually doing what is healthy. Perhaps you are frustrated with yourself for thinking or feeling in ways that you don't want. Maybe your loved ones have commented negatively about your relationship patterns or self-destructive behaviors. In my office, there is no judgment about the struggles you have faced or the choices you have made. I am here to listen carefully, and to help you discover the "why" behind your unhealthy patterns, so you can begin to develop the "how" of changing them into healthier ones.
I believe that true healing comes from deep self-understanding and self-love. The way I help you get there is not a shortcut. It takes time, effort, and genuine participation from both of us. My hope is that, when we are successful, you will be able to live and love your life fully, despite its setbacks and imperfections.
EDUCATION & LICENSURE
Licensed Psychologist in Texas: #35153
UT-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, 2010, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, 2005, B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Science
For the past 8+ years, I have been treating diverse students at university counseling centers. I had previously worked in other settings such as juvenile correctional facilities, inpatient hospitals and ERs, and community mental health clinics.
Common issues/populations that I treat:
Depression and Low Mood
Anxiety, Panic, and Stress
Trauma and PTSD
Survivors of Abuse / Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault
Immigration and Cultural Issues
Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
For more information, visit my specialties page.
I am a bi-cultural and bilingual Chinese-American woman, and a transplant Texan. I was born and raised in China for the first 18 years of my life, before pursuing a higher education in the U.S. Though I did not always foresee my career as a psychologist, once I learned about the field, I knew this was my true calling. I am energized every day to help my clients make meaningful changes to their mind, heart, and life. During leisure time, I enjoy reading, yoga, board games, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
If you are interested in learning more about my services, or setting up a free 15-minute phone consultation, please contact me via phone, email, or by filling out the contact form on this page. (Please do not include details of personal medical history in the contact form.)
For commonly asked questions, visit my FAQs page
Chong "Cressy" Wang, Ph.D.
4221 Medical Parkway, Suite 400,
Carrollton, Texas 75010
Chong "Cressy" Wang, Ph.D.
3110 Webb Avenue, Suite 160,
Dallas, TX 75205