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Suicide Risk and Prevention

14 days ago

The recent news that Kate Spade, fashion icon, died by suicide has sent shock waves throughout the world.  How can someone so successful and famous who seemingly had everything going for her choose to end her life?  Suicide, however, is a complex issue and does not discriminate.  People of all genders, ages, socioeconomic status and ethnicities can be at risk.  And the risk is rising across all ages and genders.  While there are certain risk factors (depression or other mental health problem, substance abuse, history of sexual abuse, a major...

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Psychoeducational Assessments now offered at CITC

44 days ago

Psychoeducational assessments involve comprehensive testing to obtain information regarding an individual's cognitive, academic, emotional, behavioural and social functioning. The Cognitive and Interpersonal Therapy Centre is happy to announce that we now offer psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents between the ages of 6-18 years old. Click here to read more about psychoeducational assessments. Click here to read about other services offered at the CITC. For more information regarding psychoeducational assessments or any of our other services, please send us a message here, email us at info@citcassociates.com or call 416-570-5050.

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Are they negatively affecting your relationship?

55 days ago

One maxim that holds true for almost every relationship is that the effort you put in bears fruit. Putting in work is both worthwhile and necessary, contributing to your long-term success and happiness in your relationship. One of the areas you can put in this work is in improving your communication. Relationships can be a lot more rewarding and run much smoother when both members are able to effectively speak their mind and feel heard by their partner. Dr. John Gottman has an interesting metaphor to showcase several methods of effective...

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Find yourself overthinking? Here's how to stop

210 days ago

Do you find that you are constantly going over and over situations in your mind and find it difficult to stop?  Do you overthink or obsess about  situations at work, your health, or about your relationships?   You are likely ruminating.  People who passively ruminate and repetitively fixate on their problems, without taking action. Over the years, there has been a lot of research done on the psychological and physiological effects of rumination.  Nolen-Hoeksema has repeatedly found that individuals who engage in rumination are more likely to develop and have prolonged periods of depression than those...

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Burnout - Are you running on empty?

504 days ago

If constant stress has you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and unmotivated, you may be suffering from burnout.  Burnout is a terms that has become popular in recent years, and is used to describe a state of emotional, physical, and psychological exhaustion caused by prolonged stress.  Burnout can cause changes to your body that leave you more susceptible to colds and flu. And extreme burnout can look a lot like depression.  Burnout is usually caused by work-related stress, but personality factors (e.g., perfectionism) and lifestyle factors (e.g., caring for young kids, taking...

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CITC AT TEDx

564 days ago

“Simply adding some basic demographic information can significantly shift how we think about the very same behaviours”.  One of our associates, Dr. Jessica Dere, recently gave a TEDx talk at the University of Toronto. See what she has to say about a culturally-informed approach to mental health by clicking the link below.  Challenges and Rewards of a Culturally-Informed Approach to Mental Health

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CBT Group for Adolescents with Anxiety

588 days ago

We are pleased to offer an 8-week  CBT group for Adolescents with anxiety starting Winter/Spring 2017.  The group will focus on teaching adolescents the CBT model of anxiety and skill training to help manage symptoms of anxiety.  During the 8 weeks, adolescents will learn new behaviours, concrete problem-solving skills, and strategies for challenging maladaptive or unrealistic anxious thoughts.  Please call 416-570-5050 or email info@citcassociates.com to find out more.

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New Couples Therapist

714 days ago

It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Kristen Adams has joined CITC.  Dr. Adams is a clinical psychologist who  offers therapy to individuals and couples. She is also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, which is effective for couples seeking treatment. Welcome to the CITC team, Dr. Adams!

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New Child & Adolescent Psychologist

748 days ago

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dessy Marinova has joined CITC.  Dr. Dessy is a child and adolescent psychologist and offers CBT for Children, as well CBT & IPT for Adolescents.  Dr. Dessy also offers family counselling, as well as psychoeducational assessments.  She is a great addition to our team!

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ONCALL HEALTH

775 days ago

CITC has partnered with OnCall Health to offer you secure, online consultation and therapy services.  OnCall health takes privacy seriously, and is PHIPA/HIPAA complaint.  Now you can book a consultation session or therapy session from the comfort of your own home or office without having to travel to our offices.  Contact us at 416-570-5050 or info@citcassocaites.com to find out more about our OnCall Services.

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