New Child & Adolescent Psychologist

1110 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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1136 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 to find out more about our OnCall Services.

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Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick?

1165 days ago

All parents want their children to be successful, but is there a limit on how much children should strive for achievement? School-aged children and youth seeking professional help for medical and mental health concerns have been on the rise. These issues create immediate difficulties and can increase the chances of these concerns persisting into adulthood. Several practitioners believe the current demands our children face may be contributing to these observed health trends. The New York Times recently featured an article that makes us question whether children are appropriately being pressured to succeed, and...

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Conflicts with your Teenager or Adolescent

1185 days ago

Adolescence is a time of transition both both parents and teenagers, and increased interpersonal conflict is not uncommon.  In fact, conflict during this time period is healthy, as adolescents push for more freedom and autonomy and parents push for safety and responsibility .   So what is the best way to fight with a teenager  in order to help them develop into responsible, autonomous adults? Below is a good article recently came out in the New York Times and offers some good suggestions. The Best Way to Fight with a Teenager

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

1248 days ago

Some individuals experience serious depression when the seasons change and the days are shorter and darker.  Some experts believe that reduced levels of sunlight are responsible for causing these changes in mood.  Indeed, light treatment has shown to help reduce the symptoms of depression.  Therapy can also help people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Here is a good article on Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD) where you can find more information.

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Holiday Stress: T'is the Season

1285 days ago

The holidays can be a time for rejoicing and for getting together with friends and loved ones.  But it can also be a time of increased stress and conflict.  The social commitments, family obligations (and arguments), over indulgence on food and drinks, and the never ending shopping list can all lead to holiday burn-out.  The lack of sun and shorter days this time of year doesn't help either and, for some people, can bring on outright symptoms of depression. Here are some tips of how to de-stress over the holidays and make...

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It's not always in your head - Lyme is on the rise

1479 days ago

You've probably been hearing a lot in the news lately about ticks being on the rise in Canada.  This is a serious concern as ticks, which can range in size from a poppy seed to a pea, can carry a host of illnesses one of which is Lyme Disease.   Lyme disease is a serious illness caused by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick.  The problem is that Lyme Disease can easily be misdiagnosed as MS, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia or even a mental illness.   A study in Europe...

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Addicted to Love

1577 days ago

With Valentine's Day just behind us, I thought it would be interesting to share some new research that suggests that there might be a biological reason why getting over a romantic break-up is so incredibly difficult. "Romantic love is an addiction" says Dr. Helen Fisher, a researcher a Rutgers University, who has recently discovered that getting over a romantic relationship is similar to kicking a drug habit.  In her study, she asked a  group of young college students who had recently experienced a break-up to look at pictures of their ex.  At the...

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1717 days ago

Welcome to our new website! We have redesigned our look in order to make our website responsive to your different devices and make navigation easier for you.  We hope this makes it easier for you to acquaint yourself with the facts about our professional services and our team, and helps you make an informed decision about the right treatment for you. There are also other exciting new changes we would like to share with you.  We have added our referral form to our website, so that your doctor can easily make...

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Who We Are

1718 days ago

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).  Our team is made of fully qualified professional Psychologists and Ph.D. level therapists who have extensive experience in CBT and IPT, as well a Family Physician who is available in consultation to provide medical guidance with regards to prescription medications...

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