Dr. Amy Kaiser earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology at Columbia University in New York and earned a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in Behavioural Sciences in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Following this, Dr. Kaiser did post-doctoral work in the Cancer Genetics Department at The Hospital for Sick Children.
In a collaborative, compassionate and non-judgemental environment, Dr. Kaiser draws on evidence-based therapeutic techniques such as cognitive behavioral and solution-focused strategies, among others, to best suit the individual needs of her clients. Dr. Kaiser supports clients in identifying and modifying thoughts and behaviours that are negatively impacting their emotions and sense of well being. Dr. Kaiser counsels in the area of stress, depression, and interpersonal relationships, as well as work-related issues, life transitions, adjustment issues, and grief counselling. Dr. Kaiser also counsels in the area of sexuality and sexual identity. She has a particular interest in issues of women’s mental health. Dr. Kaiser also has expertise in the area of genetic health psychology, facilitating coping and decision making in areas related to genetic testing and carrier status.
Dr. Kaiser is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Toronto, where she lectures in the M.Sc. program in Genetic Counselling on a number of clinical issues.