About Dr. Hwang:
Dr. Hwang is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, adults, and families with various psychological concerns. Dr. Hwang also conducts psychological and psychoeducational assessments with children and adolescents.
Dr. Hwang earned her doctorate at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. She has trained and practiced in a variety of clinical settings (community mental health, various departments of an academic medical center, a university-affiliated outpatient clinic, and private practice), which has afforded her the ability to work with a diverse client population. Dr. Hwang completed an APA accredited internship at the Family Service and Guidance Center in Topeka, KS. These experiences have allowed her to refine her skills in child, adolescent, adult, and family psychotherapy, as well as receive additional specialized training in treating anxiety-related disorders and disruptive behavior disorders.
In practice, Dr. Hwang utilizes evidence-based therapies supported by research. While she primarily draws from a cognitive-behavioral perspective to develop treatment plans and goals, Dr. Hwang is committed to an integrative approach, as she recognizes the importance of tailoring treatment to her clients’ specific needs. She strives to provide culturally sensitive treatment as she believes this is an essential component to providing the most effective care.
Dr. Hwang’s approach enables a strong, collaborative therapeutic relationship. She values taking time to understand each individual’s concerns and fosters an environment of acceptance and support. Dr. Hwang also strongly takes into consideration the systems in which a client functions (family, home environment, school, work, etc.) in order to provide individualized and comprehensive care.
Dr. Hwang’s current clinical interests include:
• Disruptive Behavior Disorders
• Depressive Disorders
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
• Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
• Social Anxiety
• Play Therapy
• Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Family Systems Theory
• Social/Emotional Development
• Issues of Diversity
• Group Psychology
• School Issues
• Stress Management