283 days ago
With the holidays around the corner, it’s a good time to start thinking about the most efficient ways of coping with stress. While many positive emotions serve as undercurrents to the holidays- love, togetherness, appreciation- the demands of the season an also be a significant stressor for many. But did you know that incorporating something as simple as gratitude into your daily life, can have profound and positive effects on your well-being and mental health? There is a wealth of psychological research demonstrating the powerful effects of gratitude. A number of...
333 days ago
CITC is pleased to announce that an M.Ed. student has joined our practice and is providing our psychological services at reduced fees. Please call 416-570-5050 or email email@example.com to find out more.
353 days ago
Well here we are on September 4th and, depending where you’re located, another school year is either just around the corner or already underway. If you’re like most parents, this is probably a pretty stressful time for you. There’s back-to-school shopping, the prospect of new teachers (and potentially even new schools), and through all of it, of course, your underlying concern for your child’s emotional and academic well-being. How is your child faring relative to their peers? How well-equipped are they to handle the information they’re going to learn? Are they...
444 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...
473 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 416-570-5050.
485 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...
640 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...
934 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...
994 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
1018 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 /text416-570-5050 or email email@example.com to find out more.
1144 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!
1178 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!
1204 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about our OnCall Services.