Dr. Matthew King completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Ryerson University and his Master’s degree in Neuroscience at McMaster University. He completed his predoctoral internship at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton where he trained extensively in the assessment and treatment of various mental health concerns including the Mood Disorders Program, Schizophrenia Outpatient Clinic, Women’s Health Concerns Clinic, and Long-term Psychotherapy. Dr. King has also trained at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, the Clinical Neuropsychology Services at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, and at St. Michael’s Psychology Clinic in Toronto. He also trained at the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University as a therapist on a National Institute of Health research trial.
Dr. Kings’s theoretical orientation is primarily cognitive behavioural, but he also integrates aspects of interpersonal, schema-focused, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy into his work with clients. He strives to conduct therapy in a nonjudgmental, warm, and empathic environment to ensure that clients are comfortable on making the progress they desire. He provides empirically-supported treatments for a number of mental health concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, and interpersonal difficulties.
Dr. Kings ’s distinctions include: (1) 2012-2015 Doctoral Research Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, (2) 2009-2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship. He has authored and co-authored a number of scientific papers in journals such as Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Hippocampus, Psychiatry Research, and Consciousness & Cognition.