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Dr. Sonya Wanklyn, PhD, CPsych (Supervised Practice)


Dr. Sonya Wanklyn received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson University.  She completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Jackson Mississippi, specializing in trauma-related, anxiety, and substance use disorders.

Dr. Wanklyn is passionate about providing treatment for adults and couples presenting with various concerns, such as depression, stress-management, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, posttraumatic stress, problematic substance use, and anxiety.  Using a theoretical orientation that is grounded in evidence-based treatment and principles, she works collaboratively with clients to create a supportive and empowering environment that fosters personal growth and enhanced quality of life.  Dr. Wanklyn strongly believes that best practices for treatment are built upon a foundation of scientific study coupled with individual client needs and strengths.

In addition to working at CBT Associates, Dr. Wanklyn currently holds as a postdoctoral fellowship at CAMH, where her research is focused on understanding and treating co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder.  She is currently completing her year of supervised practice as a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Ontario Psychological Association.  She is a quality-rated provider of Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CBCT for PTSD).

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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