Doctoral Student Profiles

Stephanie Wong

Stephanie N. Wong, M.A., Ed.M., is a doctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Sumie Okazaki in the Counseling Psychology Program in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. Throughout her research and clinical career, Stephanie has been committed to working within underserved communities, particularly by focusing on social justice and feminist issues within multicultural counseling. Her general research interests include: Asian American psychology, body image, disordered eating attitudes and behaviors, and the impact of acculturative and biculturative stress on mental health and well-being.  Stephanie has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Counseling Psychology and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.  Stephanie’s current research projects include a study utililzing the consensual qualitative research method to investigate how racial and cultural factors shape body image development for Asian American women and a study using the grounded theory approach to explore how experiences of cultural conflict shape body image and eating attitudes of second-generation Korean American women.  Stephanie currently conducts acute care individual and group therapy with patients diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness in the inpatient psychiatric unit and the psychiatric emergency department at St. Barnabas Hospital.  She has previously been trained in psychodynamic/relational therapy at the Jewish Theological Seminary Counseling Center and in cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders at the Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program.  Stephanie currently holds leadership positions in the American Psychological Association as the Student Representative on the Division 35 Executive Committee and as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Asian American Psychological Association Newsletter.  Prior to her doctoral term at NYU, Stephanie earned her B.A. in psychology and economics from Cornell University and her M.A./Ed.M.degrees in psychological counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University. View Stephanie's CV.