Dr. Kate Robertson, Ph.D.
Dr. Kate Robertson, Ph.D, R.Psych
Dr. Kate Robertson is a clinical psychologist and holds registration with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners of Psychologists. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate Center at City University of New York. She has wide-ranging training and clinical experience working with children, youth, and adults who struggle with mild to severe mental health difficulties. She has worked in a variety of settings, including adolescent and adult inpatient units, community mental health services, and university counselling centers. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families to repair and foster connections with themselves and those close to them. Currently, she is working at the IWK Community Mental Health and Addictions Service, as well as on the IWK child and adolescent mental health inpatient unit.
Dr. Robertson is a firm believer in the power of the therapeutic relationship and strives to create a safe, healthy, and authentic space for clients to begin their journey of psychological growth and change. Dr. Robertson believes that effective therapy is a co-created process where she and the client work together as a team. Acknowledging that change can be difficult, she meets each client with warmth and compassion. Her style combines approaches that work to increase an individual’s and family’s self-knowledge and insight (key components of the psychodynamic psychotherapy and attachment based therapy) with practical techniques like coping strategies, skills building and goal-setting (dialectical behaviour therapy). Above all, she is adaptable to meet each client’s individual needs and engages with each client with curiousity and empathy.