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Welcome to the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (CITC)
Welcome to the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (CITC), centrally located in North Toronto at the Yonge & Eglinton Centre.
Founded by Dr. Carolina McBride, C. Psych in 2003, CITC has grown to be a leading psychology practice that offers specialized treatment in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for adults, adolescents , children & couples. Our team is made of fully qualified professional Psychologists and Ph.D. level therapists who have extensive experience in CBT and IPT. Our aim is to improve your overall heath and well being, and help you learn specific skills that will help you maintain positive changes. In addition to face-to-face appointments, we have partnered with OnCall Health to offer online sessions for those who cannot travel to the office.
CITC embraces the vision that both cognitive and interpersonal factors play a significant role in psychological health, and that by making changes to the ways in which you think and to the ways in which you relate to others, we can have a profound positive impact on you day-to-day functioning. We believe our services should offer you the best of these empirically validated treatments and with that in mind we personally tailor treatment to meet your specific needs.
The material on this site will acquaint you with the facts about our professional services and our team to help you make an informed decision about the right treatment for you. If you are interested in booking an appointment you can call 416-570-5050 or fill out our referral form. You can also have your GP fax a referral to 1-866-570-1501.
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What is Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy?
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
CBT is a short-term (16 to 20 sessions) therapy that emphasizes the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. This type of therapy focuses on the relationship between a person’s thoughts, behaviors, and feelings and the role that they play in a person’s symptoms, daily functioning and quality of life. By focusing on these three components, changes can be made in how a person thinks, acts and feels about his or her difficulties. The basic principle of CBT is that how a person thinks has a powerful effect on his or her emotions and behavior. The goal of CBT therapy is to teach you that while you cannot control the world around you, you can take control of how you interpret and deal with things in your environment… Read More
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a short-term (16 to 20 sessions) therapy that emphasizes the role of interpersonal issues and relationships. The focus therapy is on interpersonal issues that seem to be most important in the onset and / or maintenance of psychological distress. Usually these involve a recent transition (e.g., divorce, marriage, break-up, moving, job loss, starting school), a dispute (e.g., marital problems, difficulties at work, family problems, difficulties with friends), a recent loss (e.g., miscarriage, death, illness) or negative interpersonal patterns. The first 1-3 sessions of IPT are devoted to the assessment and identification of your specific interpersonal stressors… Read More