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Personal Statement

Tommy Ng, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Assistant Attending Psychologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Ng is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience helping adults from diverse backgrounds overcome a wide range of difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, OCD, insomnia, addiction, trauma, acculturation, minority stress, and LGBTQ issues. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based approaches. He is committed to building a trusting therapeutic relationship with the individuals he works with and providing a nonjudgmental and supportive environment that allows them to express themselves freely and feel heard fully. 

Biographical Info

Dr. Ng received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, his M.Phil. in Psychiatry from the University of Hong Kong, and his Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience from Temple University. He completed his clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Ng’s research focuses on improving our understanding and treatment of mood, anxiety, sleep, addictive, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. To this end, his work encompasses basic science research that utilizes functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques and applied clinical research that involves randomized controlled trials. This work is recognized through the receipt of grants and awards from the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Foundation, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, the Society of Biological Psychiatry, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Croucher Foundation, and the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund.

Honors and Awards

2020-2022   Croucher Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research - Croucher Foundation

2019-2020   Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Fellowship - American Psychological Foundation

2020   Payne Whitney Faculty Council Award for Outstanding Research - Weill Cornell Medicine

2017-2019   Presidential Fellowship - Temple University

2019   Travel Fellowship Award - Society of Biological Psychiatry

2019   Outstanding Student Researcher Award - Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology

2019   Psychological Science Research Grant - American Psychological Association of Graduate Students

2018   President’s Award - Society for Research in Psychopathology

2018   Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship - American Psychological Foundation and Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology

2017   Johnson Youngstrom Prize for Outstanding Student Poster - Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

2016   Early Graduate Student Researcher Award  - American Psychological Association

2016-2018   Commendation for Excellence - Temple University

2014-2017   Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Oversea Studies - Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund

2012-2014   Postgraduate Scholarship - The University of Hong Kong

Clinical Expertise
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Mindful Acceptance
Behavior Therapy
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Sexual Orientation
LGBT Issues
Race or Ethnicity
Stress Management
Coping Skills
Male Health
Problems of Adjustment to Life-Cycle Transitions
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Ph.D.
    Temple University
  • M.Phil.
    University of Hong Kong (China)
  • B.A.
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Assistant Attending Psychologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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Other Interest: 
Croucher Foundation