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Amber Mckenzie, MSc, CPsych


Ms. Amber Mckenzie became interested in psychology while working at a residential addiction treatment centre for severely addicted adolescents. She started off working with siblings of addicted adolescents, and over time she also began counselling addicted adolescents and their parents. She saw damaged families heal right before her eyes. At this treatment centre, Ms. Mckenzie became aware of the life-changing impact of working with the family as a system to help change a presenting problem in an individual. She became passionate about helping individuals and families heal.

At CBT Associates she provides sensitive and empathetic counselling to individuals, couples and families. She works with children, adolescents and adults in a number of areas including: psychological disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, and trauma); self-harm; substance use disorders; and family relational problems (e.g., parent-child relationships, and romantic relationships).

Ms. Mckenzie takes pride in providing meaningful education to others. Ms. Mckenzie has published articles and presented at professional conferences in the area of parenting capacity. Ms. Mckenzie works for the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute, where she facilitates workshops that focus on helping individuals, organizations, and communities work with issues related to crisis and trauma. Ms. Mckenzie also works for Achieve: Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance, where she provides workshops geared towards enhancing workplace interpersonal skills.

Please note that our associates work with many presenting issues, some of which are not listed in this biography. Please speak to our intake team at 416-363-4228 for more information.

Why choose CBT Associates?

CBT Associates is a large, well-established and rapidly-growing network of clinics that provides evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples.

We are a highly-qualified group of over 50 psychologists and psychological associates who provide personalized, compassionate, respectful and discreet treatment with the highest level of... Read More

What is the policy for cancelled or missed appointments?

To help us reliably meet the needs of all our clients, we must ask you to provide 24 hours’ notice when cancelling or rescheduling an appointment. Appointments without sufficient notice will be charged the full fee.

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What is a psychologist?


  • Are registered healthcare professionals who are regulated like physicians, surgeons, and dentists.
  • Work with individuals, groups and organizations to promote positive change by assessing and treating psychological problems.
  • Are trained to assess problems accurately using psychological tests and semi-structured interviews.... Read More
What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Psychologists are closely aligned with psychiatrists as both are highly-trained professionals. Psychiatrists are oriented toward pharmaceutical solutions (some illnesses in fact lend themselves to medication versus talk therapy, such as severe depression or schizophrenia); while psychologists are oriented toward talk therapy as a solution.

Psychologists and psychiatrists both undertake... Read More

What is the difference between a psychotherapist and a psychologist?

The first important difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is the number of years of education and training required to register by each college. The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario requires members to complete any recognized training program in psychotherapy, with 450 hours of direct client contact, and 100 hours of clinical supervision. In contrast, to... Read More

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