Welcome to the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (CITC), centrally located at the Yonge & Eglinton Centre in North Toronto.
We are a Toronto-based psychology practice comprised of psychologists, psychotherapists, and psychology and psychotherapy student clinicians. We offer therapy and assessment services in-person and virtually. From the comfort of your home and from anywhere in Ontario, you can talk to one of our mental health professionals through a secure and encrypted portal.
At CITC, our psychologists specialize in assessments for individuals spanning childhood (ages 6+), adolescence, and adulthood. Our services include psychoeducational assessments, identifying and diagnosing learning disabilities, evaluating giftedness, and conducting assessments for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments. Our psychologists also offer psychodiagnostic assessments, providing diagnoses for various mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder (BP), borderline personality disorder (BPD), and more.
Explore a diverse array of mental health services with our psychologists and therapists. Our services include individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, parenting counselling, and career counselling.
We provide therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, as well as families and couples. Our treatment approaches are varied and include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness.
Have any questions? Check out some of our frequently asked questions below or ask an expert today.
The purpose of psychotherapy is to help you resolve personal problems and to learn ways to manage them more effectively. It is the role of the therapist to listen, to understand, to employ psychological techniques and suggestions, and to be helpful to the fullest extent of his or her professional training and experience. It is your responsibility to help your therapist understand your personal situation, behaviours, thoughts, and feelings, and to be committed to a carefully planned program of personal change. It calls for a very active effort on your part and you will have to work on relevant issues that are discussed both during your sessions and at home. Your faithful attendance to all scheduled appointments is essential to the success of the therapy as is a willingness to discuss your personal problems openly and honestly.
The goal of the first (or “consultation”) session is to fully assess the nature of your personal problems and your situation, and to formulate an appropriate plan of treatment. A number of personal questions will be asked in this first session and a variety of matters relating to your personal problems will be discussed. On occasion, this assessment process will include psychological testing or consultation with other sources such as doctors or members of your family (only with your written permission). Once the full assessment is complete, treatment recommendations will be shared with you. Then, you and your therapist will develop an acceptable treatment plan.
No. All of the therapists at CITC are trained in both CBT and IPT. And both therapies complement each other well. CBT techniques can be incorporated into IPT therapy and vice versa. At times, one therapy approach will be recommended over the other (e.g. CBT in the case of social anxiety, or IPT in the case of a recent loss). You and your therapist will discuss the different treatment options during the first session and come up with a good treatment plan.