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Psychological Services in Toronto

What is a Counselling Psychologist?

A Counselling Psychologist provides counselling intervention using the latest research and approaches that are specifically tailored to each individual.

We may use cognitive behaviour therapy, behavioural treatment, or other forms of psychotherapy. We may also use specialised assessments to identify what is the best approach for you and, in some cases, where the exact problems lie if you are unsure. We can help with a broad range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, marital difficulties, social anxiety, phobias, bipolar and obsessive compulsive disorder.

All Counselling Psychologists in Ontario require a PhD level education of university and post university training, continually update their qualifications and are always subject to some form of supervision.

What is a Clinical Psychologist?

A Clinical Psychologist conducts assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. Clinical psychology includes both scientific research, focusing on the search for general principles, and clinical service, focusing on the study and care of patients.

All Clinical Psychologists in Ontario require a PhD level education of university and post university training, continually update their qualifications and are always subject to some form of supervision.

What do Counselling and Clinical Psychologists do?

Our Psychologists and Psychological team at KMA Therapy provide a wide array of services: from assessments, to diagnosis, to evidence-based treatment.

What is the difference between a Registered Psychologist and other disciplines like Psychotherapy, Counselling, and Coaching?

There are a few key differences between a Registered Psychologist (CPsych) and a mental health practitioner such as a psychotherapist, counselor, or social worker. The education required for a Psychologist in Ontario is at the PhD level in Psychology and the education required for the term ‘Psychological Associate’ in Ontario is a Master’s Degree in Psychology.

Social workers, counselors, and psychotherapists generally have Master’s level training in the field of social work, counselling, psychology, play/music/art therapy, or family therapy. However, since the terms ‘psychotherapist’ and ‘counselor’ are unregulated in Ontario, it’s always important to check and verify the education and training of your therapist. All therapists at KMA Therapy have a Masters level training and several are completing or have achieved doctoral education.

What Services can be provided through a Psychologist?

Psychologists at KMA Therapy provide (link to) Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Psychological/Psychology Services, Insurance-Covered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Family/Marital Therapy.

Clinical and Counselling Psychology at KMA Therapy Toronto

To book an appointment for your initial consultation, simply register online or call us at 416-487-6288. We have locations at Yonge and Eglinton and Liberty Village in Toronto. We look forward to meeting you!