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.
Join one of our skills groups lead by one of our licensed professionals to learn information about a specific issue or topic. Intended as psychoeducational opportunities, participants can pick and choose which sessions are of interest to attend.
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.