Dr. Katy Kamkar, C. Psych.

Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych., is a Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) & an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Dr. Kamkar has worked as a clinician and teacher in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Kamkar provides evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment to first responders for mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, PTSD, and occupational stress injuries. She provides education and workshops on workplace mental health, occupational trauma, occupational disability, operational stress injuries, and resiliency to ministries and organizations. Dr. Kamkar is also the Director for Badge of Life Canada (BOLC) which is a peer-led national charitable organization for police, corrections and first responders across Canada who deal with psychological injuries suffered in the line of duty.


Dr. Katy Kamkar received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Concordia University and completed her pre-doctoral internship and clinical/research postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Dr. Kamkar serves on the CIPSRT (Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment) National Policing Research Committee, a national action plan to address operational stress injuries among public safety personnel (PSP) in Canada. Dr. Kamkar is dedicated to providing education to the public to promote mental health awareness and has made over 200 media appearances, and written over 70 mental health articles/blogs for various comprehensive public resources. She is a former mental health blogger for CTV Health News and CP24 and is currently a mental health blogger for CAMH. Dr. Kamkar joined Anxiety Canada’s Scientific Advisory Committee in November 2017.