Dr. Joy Kong is now accepting new patients in California!
Dr. Joy Kong is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who believes that true healing can only occur when balance is achieved on all levels: biological, psychological and spiritual.
Along with a vast knowledge of psychopharmacology, Dr. Kong has extensive experience in psychotherapy and strives to understand the multifaceted nature of her patients.
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Comprehensive Evaluation including detailed history of every aspect of a patient’s life that could have impacted his/her mental health, review of symptoms and past treatment, determination of an appropriate treatment plan that would reflect Dr. Kong’s integrative approach. (90 minutes.)
Dr. Kong is extensively trained and highly experienced as a psychopharmacologist. Every effort is made to ensure that her patients would be taking the least number of medications possible, and at the smallest effective dosages, while minimizing any potential side effects. (30 minutes.)
Dr. Kong is an experienced psychotherapist trained in multiple therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic and cognitive behavior therapy. She has successfully treated numerous patients and helped them achieve greater sense of happiness and wellbeing in their lives. (45 minutes.)
Areas of Expertise:
- Depressive disorders
- Bipolar disorder and other Mood disorders
- Anxiety disorders/Social phobia
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Eating disorders
- Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia
- Attention deficit hyperactive disorder
- Substance abuse disorders, including alcohol and opiate dependence
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Personality disorders
We are all multi-dimensional beings, both complex; and, at times, complicated. I believe in treating the individual, the person: the human being. I treat the causes of the symptoms, not the symptoms themselves. I only consider my treatment complete when all of the following areas of a person’s life are addressed:
Genetic and biological origins of the illness will be explored along with potential treatments: medication treatment if necessary, nutritional counseling, exercise programs, and approved alternative treatment methods.
We develop coping methods to survive. When those coping methods no longer work we react in ways that negatively impact our lives. Together, with my patients, we explore the impact of life’s experiences with the goal of a deeper understanding, which will bring about healing.
In order to achieve a balanced, centered life, I believe one needs to look deeper. Explore spiritual ideas, themes, and concepts. Ask questions: purpose, life, death, love, companionship, and the sense of communicating with something greater than ourselves.