Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych., Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych., is a Clinical Psychologist at the Work, Stress and Health Program/Psychological Trauma Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. She is also the Medical Advisor to the Board of Directors – Badge of Life Canada (BOLC). She does private practice and is a Staff Associate at CBT Associates of Toronto.
Dr. Kamkar provides evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment for Injured Workers and First Responders (Police officers, Firefighters, EMS professionals, 911/EMS Dispatchers, Active Military and Veterans) experiencing Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) and Trauma and PTSD, grief reaction related to loss injury, pain, sleep related conditions and other conditions that may interfere with daily functioning as well as on psychological distress/stress/depression and anxiety in the workplace.
Dr. Kamkar is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, Ontario Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Credentialed and Founding Member of the CACBT (Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies)
Dr. Kamkar also provides education/workshops to Ministries and Organizations on Workplace Mental Health.
One of her greatest interests is to provide education to the public to promote mental health and well-being, reduce stigma attached to mental illness, and focus on prevention and early intervention. She has written numerous articles for various comprehensive public resources in particular on Trauma and PTSD and has provided numerous Public Relations / TV Media Work, including launching mental health series, being a former Health Blogger for CTV Health News and currently a Mental Health Blogger for CP24 and CAMH.