Dr Sharon Sung, Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude), Vassar College
Master of Science and PhD, University of California, San Diego – not a medical or dental qualification
Dr Sung is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience in adolescent and adult mental health. She is an expert in cognitive behavioural and mindfulness-based therapies for mood, anxiety, and stress-related conditions. She specialises in individual psychotherapy and takes a collaborative, evidence-based approach to managing major psychiatric disorders. She possesses a wealth of experience working with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds and frequently sees both expatriate and local clients in her private practice.
She works closely with her clients to address a range of issues, including but not limited to generalised anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, depression, bipolar disorder, sleep problems, traumatic stress, and emotion regulation difficulties. She has recently developed speciality programmes to support transgender and gender diverse youth and to build psychological resilience among frontline healthcare workers.
In addition to her private practice, Dr Sung is Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School and Senior Clinical Psychologist at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital and the Institute of Mental Health. Dr Sung maintains an active interdisciplinary research programme focused on innovative strategies to build resilience and improve care for individuals with mood, anxiety, and stress-related conditions. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, editorials, and book chapters, as well as a practitioner guide titled 10-Minute CBT: Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Strategies Into Your Practice.
Dr Sung is a Registered Psychologist with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists (USA) and a Registered Psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society. Dr Sung received specialty training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy at Columbia University Medical Center and the American Institute of Cognitive Therapy in New York City. Prior to moving to Singapore, she held faculty positions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.
Assessment & Evaluation
Clinical Psychological Evaluation
Counselling & Therapy
Psychotherapy for Clinical Disorders