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Dr. Kathryn Walker, PhD, CPsych

Psychologist

Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Walker is a registered clinical and health psychologist who works with adults, children, adolescents and families.  She completed her graduate training at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where much of her research and clinical work centered on the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)and school‐wide prevention of aggression and disruptive behaviour disorders. During her residency and postdoctoral fellowships at The Hospital for Sick Children she trained in the treatment of eating disorders, obesity, diabetes, adolescent medicine, burns, oncology, and chronic pain.  Following this, Dr. Walker worked as a clinical health psychologist in the Chronic Pain Clinic at The Hospital for Sick Children, and is now the clinical health psychologist with the Ehlers-Danlos Clinics at Toronto General Hospital and at The Hospital for Sick Children.

At CBT Associates, Dr. Walker’s areas of clinical work include anxiety disorders, insomnia, ADHD, adjustment to and management of health and medical conditions or other stressors, and body-image distress.  The clinical frameworks she formulates from include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.  Dr. Walker’s experience in school, community and hospital/medical settings informs her thinking about health promotion and the medical treatment messaging that children, families and adults receive, and how to empower individuals to feel good about themselves, navigate stressors in their lives, experience happiness and personal success, and adopt healthy lifestyles via mind and body.

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.


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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?

Psychologists:

  • 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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