Psychologist

No referral is necessary.  Call 416-461-9471 directly to book an appointment.

All of us have points in our lives when we could use some extra support and guidance. Some people may wish to learn to handle life’s challenges better; others may be struggling to overcome particular concerns such as depression or anxiety. Or you may just wish to optimize your personal growth.

Here at the Albany Medical Clinic, Dr. Connie Wong offers the following psychological services to help you:

  • Individual therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Life coaching
  • Career coaching

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Individual Therapy

Life can have its challenges. Here at Albany Medical Clinic, Dr. Wong assesses and treats adults with a wide range of issues such as:

  • Stress
  • General anxiety
  • Excessive worrying
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Agoraphobia
  • Bulimia
  • Disordered eating
  • Body image issues
  • Pain management
  • Anger management
  • Interpersonal or relationship issues (including pre-marital counselling, conflict and emotional distance, affairs, learning to divorce in a constructive way, etc.)
  • Obsessions / compulsions
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions (e.g. getting married, having a baby, infertility, empty nest, etc.)
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Career coaching
  • Maximizing personal growth
  • Greater self-understanding

In addition, you may want to address the psychological factors underlying common lifestyle goals such as weight loss and smoking cessation.

Couples Therapy

Even though you love each other, relationships can still be hard work. Dr. Wong can help you to:

  • Recapture closeness and connection in your relationship;
  • Communicate better;
  • Work more as a team when solving problems;
  • Recognize your relationship patterns;
  • Understand each other on a deeper level;
  • Deal with the aftermath of affairs;
  • Deal with life transitions;
  • Separate in a constructive rather than destructive way (if your decision is to separate).

Life and Career Coaching

Personal or life coaching is about helping you to achieve greater personal growth and to live your life more fully. Coaching is action-oriented; your goals and visions drive the action. Coaching starts with looking at the different areas of your life (such as relationships, career, health, work-life balance, leisure, finances, family, friends, and spirituality) and assessing what is working or not working in these areas. Next, Dr. Wong will help you to set goals in these areas and to explore different options. Finally, Dr. Wong will support you and strategize with you to implement your goals.

Alternatively, you may want to focus primarily on your career. Dr. Wong can help you to identify and move forward with a more fulfilling career.

Psychological Therapy – Frequently Asked Questions

About the Psychologist

Connie Wong, Ph.D., C.Psych. is a registered psychologist in clinical and counselling psychology. She has over 14 years of clinical experience working with adults – seeing individuals, couples, and groups. Dr. Wong has worked in a number of settings including private practice, hospitals, community clinics, and university counselling centers. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help clients address issues such as stress, general anxiety, excessive worrying, social anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, life/personal coaching, trauma, phobias, and relationship difficulties.

Dr. Wong was one of the CBT therapists in a treatment outcome analysis study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).  This was conducted at the York University Anxiety Research Clinic.  The study looked at the effectiveness of CBT in the treatment of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD).  Clients had a primary diagnosis of GAD, but often had a comorbid diagnosis as well such as depression, social anxiety or panic disorder.  GAD is one of the least responsive anxiety disorders.  The average success rate for treating GAD in the literature is around 50% and that’s measured immediately post-treatment.  In this research study, Dr. Wong’s success rate at treating GAD was 90% and that held true even as measured one-year post treatment.

Dr. Wong is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Ontario Psychological Association and the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

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Confidentiality: Psychological sessions are confidential. This means that Dr. Wong will not disclose what you say in your sessions without your prior written permission. However, information may be shared among the doctors of the Albany Medical Clinic, in order to provide the most effective service to you.

Please note that there are some exceptions to confidentiality. Psychologists are legally/ethically required to break confidentiality in the following cases:

  • In situations where there is suspicion that a child under 18 is at risk of abuse or neglect.
  • In the case of a court order.
  • In the event that you may pose a risk of serious harm to yourself or to others (e.g. suicide or homicide plans).
  • If you disclose that a regulated health professional has sexually harassed or sexually abused a client.

For those clients who are doing couples therapy, please remember that couples therapy is joint therapy and no secrets will be kept from either partner. Therefore, do not tell the psychologist anything that you wish to keep secret from your partner.

Fees: The fee charged follows the guideline set by the Ontario Psychological Association which is $220/hour. For a limited time, Dr Wong is offering a discounted rate of $195/hour.

Psychological services are covered by most insurance companies and extended health benefit plans. Please check with your employer or insurance carrier for details. Going to see a psychologist is similar to going to see a dentist or a lawyer in that you pay as you go.  A receipt will be given to you at the time of payment that you may submit to your insurance company. Whatever is not reimbursed may be claimed as a tax deduction under medical expenses. (Please ask your accountant for details).

No referral is required.  Just call 416-461-9471 to book your appointment with Dr. Connie Wong.

Languages

English

Office Hours

Appointments are required. No referral is necessary
Tel: (416) 461-9471

Tuesday
Wednesday

Friday
11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

11:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Holidays – Closed