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Dr. Katy Kamkar, PhD, CPsych


Dr. Katy Kamkar received her PhD in clinical psychology from Concordia University and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and clinical/research postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She has worked as a clinician and teacher in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. One of her greatest interests is to provide education to the public on mental health and mental illness, including mental health in the workplace. She has written numerous articles for various comprehensive public resources. She also provides education to the public through extensive public relations/media work in relation to mental health/mental illness related topics as well as workplace mental health and stress.

Dr. Kamkar has experience treating depression, anxiety, trichotillomania, dysthymia, habit disorders, panic, PTSD, phobias, hypochondriasis, work-life balance, stress management, and perfectionism. She is also a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Canadian Psychological Association.

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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