Dr. Ong is a clinical psychologist registered in the province of British Columbia and the state of North Carolina. She completed her MA and PhD degrees in Clinical Psychology at York University in Toronto and completed an accredited predoctoral internship specializing in Behavioural Medicine at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario. Prior to returning to Vancouver, she worked as a Clinical Associate in the Division of Medical Psychology at Duke University Medical Center where she assessed and treated solid organ transplant candidates and recipients, in addition to managing a clinical trial examining treatments for depression in cardiac patients. She also has worked as a program psychologist in a pain management program in Vancouver.
Dr. Ong’s clinical interests involve improving quality of life in individuals with chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, insomnia, and chronic pain, by treating psychological conditions such as anxiety, depression, and stress. She has published her research involving patient populations such as atrial fibrillation, patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and adults with congenital heart disease.