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Dr. Jacqueline Doherty Chin, PhD, C.Psych

Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

Dr. Jacqueline Doherty Chin is a Psychologist in Supervised Practice specializing in the assessment and/or treatment of youth aged 3-18 with diverse difficulties, including anxiety, anger, emotion dysregulation, depression, parenting challenges, adjustment issues, ADHD and behavioural challenges, Learning Disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has worked in various settings, including hospitals, private practices, child welfare services, the Limestone District School Board and Youthdale Treatment Centres. She also completed her doctoral residency at the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), which is officially designated as one of the lead mental health agencies in Ontario.

Dr. Doherty Chin is a kind, gentle and dedicated Psychologist, whom clients consistently describe as someone who truly cares about her clients. She has always had a very special ability to connect with youth of all ages, helping even the most cautious or hesitant of youth feel safe, understood and unjudged.

Her work is inspired by several key philosophies. She respects her clients as unique individuals, with different experiences, beliefs and values. This motivates her to build on her Cognitive Behavioural orientation by also drawing from Dialectal Behavioural, play-based, Attachment-focused, and Narrative approaches. She also firmly believes in her clients as highly resilient individuals. She believes that people are not defined by their problems, and therefore aims to help families recognize and build on their existing knowledge and strengths.

Lastly, Dr. Doherty Chin believes in the protective power of relationships across multiple environments. In therapy, this inspires her to involve parents in the treatment of their child, where relevant and possible. In assessment, she makes every effort to translate assessment results into practical strategies to improve a child’s well-being at home and at school. The focus of her approach is to ensure that a child’s strengths and difficulties are seen through an accurate lens with compassion and understanding.

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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