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Dr. Khush Amaria, PhD, CPsych

Senior Clinical Director

Dr. Khush Amaria joined CBT Associates in 2008 as a Clinical and Health Psychologist in supervised practice, while working full-time at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).  In Dr. Amaria’s most recent role at SickKids (2010-2018), she served as the Team Lead for the Good 2 Go Transition Program—a hospital-wide consultation and program development service in the field of healthcare transitions. In this position, Dr. Amaria worked to build evidence-based practices that supported the transition and empowerment of youth with special health care needs through, both their own development, and the health care system.

In September 2017, Dr. Amaria increased her time at CBT Associates to serve as the interim Clinical Director of the Child and Adolescent Program. As of September 2018, Dr. Amaria transitioned full-time into the role of Senior Clinical Director, while continuing to lead the Child and Adolescent Program.

Dr. Amaria provides treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment difficulties, parent-child relational difficulties, and other health- and coping-related problems. As part of her interest in community outreach, Dr. Amaria is involved in supporting parents, educators and caregivers on a variety of topics related to general child and adolescent development, mental health in children and youth, social skills and risk-taking behaviours in adolescence. She has been invited to teach workshops on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents and adults to mental health care providers across Ontario.

Dr. Amaria is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT-ACTCC) and the Ontario Psychological Association. She is credentialed as a CACBT-ACTCC Certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

 


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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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