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Please note our office is 100% virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will resume face to face appointments in the future.

About

Welcome to the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (CITC), centrally located in North Toronto at the Yonge & Eglinton Centre.

Our services are also available online through our convenient and easily accessible virtual office. 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. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of March 16th, 2020 face-to-face appointments have been suspended until further notice. Our virtual office is open to all new and existing clients.

At CITC, we conduct various psychoeducational assessments for children ages 6+, adolescents and adults for identification of: Learning Disabilities, ADHD Giftedness and workplace accommodations.

Our mental health professionals offer a wide range of services including individual therapy, group therapy, skills groups, couple’s counselling, parenting counselling, and career counselling.

We treat children, adolescents, and adults, as well as families and couples. Our treatment approaches are varied and include CBT, IPT, ACT and mindfulness.

We Are Serving All Of Ontario

Book with one of our licensed professionals from the comfort of your home.

Book An Appointment

Join one of our skills groups lead by one of our licensed professionals to learn cbt adaptive coping skills and mastery in a specific area such as insomnia, depression or anxiety.  Call 416-570-5050 to find out more about the group or the registration process. 

Price $1125
CBT Coping Skills Group

This is an 8-week group therapy program aimed to help you better manage your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying mind, self-defeating behaviors, and other difficulties that may interfere with your life.

Price $625
CBT For Insomnia Skills Group

The first skills program we will be offering is ‘CBT for insomnia:  How to Improve your Sleep Skills’.  This program will run for 5-weeks and although it is not mandatory to sign up for all 5 sessions, it is encouraged to maximize the gains.

Together, we help you build a healthy mind & a peaceful life
Dr. Carolina McBrideClinical Psychologist – Director
Dr. Lorena HsuClinical Psychologist
Dr. Jamal LakeClinical Psychologist
Dr. Dessy MarinovaClinical Psychologist
Dr. Nicola FitzgeraldClinical Psychologist
Dr. Ameeta DudaniClinical Psychologist
Aaron ArkinCBT-I Specialist
Jotthi BansalPhD Practicum Student
Alina PatelPhD Practicum Student
Maria ChristopoulosRegistered Psychotherapist
Lauren GreenwoodM.Psy Candidate
Armita HosseiniPsychological Associate (Supervised Practice)
Lynn ImaiM.Psy
Aleksandra LalovicRegistered Psychotherapist
Diana LisiPhD (Candidate)
Daniel PaulyPracticum Student
Dana SolnikPracticum Student
Dr. Glendon RayworthClinical Psychologist
Dr. Leah EnnsClinical Psychologist
Dr. Jessica DereClinical Psychologist
Dr. Devina DayaClinical Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

FAQ

Have any questions? Check out some of our frequently asked questions below or ask an expert today.

How does therapy work?

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.

What will happen in the first session?

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.

Do I need to choose either CBT or IPT?

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.

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