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Phyllis Amato, Ph.D.

2791 Cote St. Catherine Road, Montreal Quebec, H3T 1B5

514-733-4959 ext. 222

About me

I am a clinical psychologist, member of the Ordres des Psychologues du Québec since 1987. My undergraduate studies were conducted in English (B.A. Honors Psychology at Concordia University) and my graduate studies in French (MPs. and Ph.D. in Psychology at the Université de Montréal). I work in three languages : English, French and Italian.

In addition to therapy, I also provide clinical supervision for Ph.D. students and therapists across the province in a variety of areas and with different populations. I am also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Institute Facilitator and EMDRIA Approved Consultant involved in teaching, training and supervising therapists in EMDR.

My approach to therapy is "integrative". My clinical training was originally in cognitive behavior therapy which I continue to use in combination with other effective strategies to help clients. Since 1999 I have also adopted an EMDR therapeutic approach which I use with a large number of clients.


  • Individual adults, groups, elderly

Areas of Intervention

  •  PTSD

  • depression

  • relationship problems

  • sexual identity & orientation issues

  •  trauma

  • anxiety disorders (general, phobias, panic)

  • stress

  • sexual difficulties (individual)

  • psychosomatic difficulties

  • grief and loss

Professional Affiliations

  • Ordre des psychologues du québec (OPQ)

  • Association des psychologues du Québec

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

  • Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Association of Canada (EMDR Canada)

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