Jasmin Katz, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate
Jasmin Katz is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Clinical and Counselling Psychology program at the University of Toronto. She completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto as well as her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology at Queen’s University. Jasmin works with adults and adolescents living with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, academic/work-related stress, substance use, life transitions and relational issues.
Jasmin’s therapeutic approach is integrative and collaborative in nature; she draws from a variety of evidence-based modalities to best suit her clients’ needs. She primarily utilizes techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She believes that a strong therapeutic alliance between the client and clinician fosters a positive therapy experience, and that empathy, trust, and transparency are the key ingredients for growth and change.
Jasmin obtained clinical experience through her practicums in treatment and assessment at the University of Toronto’s OISE Psychology Clinic. She primarily worked with clients presenting with learning disabilities, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma-related issues, perfectionistic tendencies, and other mental health challenges. Jasmin conducts clinical research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where she works with adults in the community living with severe alcohol/substance use issues.
Jasmin has a particular interest in working with emerging adults (age 18 to 26) due to her extensive clinical and research experience with this population.
In her spare time, Jasmin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, fitness, trying new restaurants and coffee shops in Toronto, and travelling.