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Behavioral Wellness Clinic

MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELING SERVICES IN CONNECTICUT AND ONLINE


Terence Ching, M.S.

Therapist

Terence Ching obtained his Master of Social Sciences in Psychology from the National University of Singapore. He is currently an advanced doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Connecticut, having provided clinical services at their Psychological Services Clinic in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Terence is also currently a practicum student therapist at the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT, where he specializes in anxiety related conditions.

Treatment Tailored to Each Client

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Terence provides cognitive-behavioral treatment for adults, adolescents, and children with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and depressive disorders. In addition to approaching clinical work from a scientist-practitioner model, Terence recognizes the importance of diversity in personal values, cultural background, and life experiences that have and will shape each client's course of suffering and healing. As such, he also infuses his evidence-based clinical practice with cultural sensitivity and humility, with the eventual goal of affirming each client's innate ability to achieve recovery.

Terence also believes in the importance of scientific research informing clinical practice, and vice versa, and has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters related to his clinical interests. His main research interests are in the areas of: (1) obsessive-compulsive disorder; (2) stress, trauma, and posttraumatic stress disorder; (3) culture and cultural diversity; (4) psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy; and particularly, (5) the intersections within all of the above. His research endeavors can be tracked on: ResearchGate.net

Relevant Publications

Ching, T. H. W., Moritz, S., & Jelinek, L. (in press). Association splitting – A cognitive technique for reducing obsessions. In M. T. Williams & C. T. Wetterneck (Eds.), Treating sexual obsessions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. New York: Oxford University Press.

Ching, T. H. W., Lee, S. Y., Chen, J., So, R. P., & Williams, M. T. (2018). A model of intersectional stress and trauma in Asian American sexual and gender minorities. Psychology of Violence.

Ching, T. H. W., & Williams, M. (2018). Association splitting of the sexual orientation-OCD-relevant semantic network. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 47, 229-245.

Ching, T. H. W., Williams, M., & Siev, J. (2017). Violent obsessions are associated with suicidality in an OCD analog sample of college students. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 46, 129-140.

Ching, T. H. W., & Tang, C. S. (2016). Cognitive dissonance about TAF beliefs improves and maintains the effects of TAF-specific psychoeducation. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 30, 235-252.

Ching, T. H. W., & Tang, C. S. (2016). Gender differences in pathways to compulsive buying in Chinese college students in Hong Kong and Macau. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 5, 342-350.

Ching, T. H. W., Goh, W. D., & Tan, G. (2015). Exploring dimensionality in the contamination-relevant semantic network with simulated obsessions and association splitting. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 6, 39-48.

BEHAVIORAL WELLNESS CLINIC

392 MERROW RD, SUITE E
TOLLAND, CT 06084
OFFICE: (860) 830-7838
FAX: (860) 454-0667

 
CLINICAL DIRECTOR: MONNICA WILLIAMS, PHD
OFFICE MANAGER: JASMINE FAIRFAX
BUSINESS MANAGER: MATTHEW JAHN

 
FRONT DESK PHONE HOURS
M: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm [Zo/Jd]
Tu: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm [Ma]
W: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm [Zo]
Th: 3:45 pm - 6:30 pm [Jd]
F: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm [Ma]
S: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm [Jd]