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Welcome to the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (CITC)

IMPORTANT UPDATE COVID-19.

CITC is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all of our clients and community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as of March 16th, 2020 we are a virtual office and offer online consultations and therapy.  

This time of crisis is leading to an increase is stress and mental health issues throughout our population.  We want to ensure that you have right resources to cope effectively during this unprecedented time.  CITC is now a remote office and offers Telehealth appointments for all existing and new clients through our online portal, On-Call Health, as well as via phone. OnCall Health is a secure, encrypted, PHIPA and PIPEDA compliant platform that can be accessed from the comfort of your home through any web browser. This will ensure that treatment is not interrupted during this challenging time and that you can continue to access all of our services in a safe and effective manner. Call or text 416-570-5050 to book your appointment or email info@citcassociates.com.

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) for adults, adolescents and children.  Our team is made of fully qualified professional Psychologists and M.A.. level Psychotherapists who have extensive experience in CBT and IPT.   We also offer Psychoeducational and social-emotional assessments for children to identify learning disabilities, ADHD, and giftedness, and assessments for adults for workplace accommodations and/or for personal reasons.

Our aim at CITC is to improve your overall health and well being and help you learn specific skills that will help you maintain positive changes.  In addition to face-to-face appointments, we have partnered with OnCall Health to offer online sessions for those who cannot travel to the office.

CITC embraces the vision that both cognitive and interpersonal factors play a significant role in psychological health and that by making changes to the ways in which you think and to the ways in which you relate to others, we can have a profound positive impact on your day-to-day functioning.   We believe our services should offer you the best of these empirically validated treatments and with that in mind, we personally tailor treatment to meet your specific needs.

The material on this site will acquaint you with the facts about our professional services and our team to help you make an informed decision about the right treatment for you.  If you are interested in booking an appointment you can call/text 416-570-5050 or fill out our referral form.  You can also have your GP fax a referral to 1-866-570-1501.

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy

CBT is a short-term (16 to 20 sessions) therapy that emphasizes the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. This type of therapy focuses on the relationship between a person’s thoughts, behaviors, and feelings and the role that they play in a person’s symptoms, daily functioning and quality of life. By focusing on these three components, changes can be made in how a person thinks, acts and feels about his or her difficulties. The basic principle of CBT is that how a person thinks has a powerful effect on his or her emotions and behavior.  The goal of CBT therapy is to teach you that while you cannot control the world around you, you can take control of how you interpret and deal with things in your environment… Read More

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a short-term (16 to 20 sessions) therapy that emphasizes the role of interpersonal issues and relationships. The focus therapy is on interpersonal issues that seem to be most important in the onset and / or maintenance of psychological distress. Usually these involve a recent transition (e.g., divorce, marriage, break-up, moving, job loss, starting school), a dispute (e.g., marital problems, difficulties at work, family problems, difficulties with friends), a recent loss (e.g., miscarriage, death, illness) or negative interpersonal patterns. The first 1-3 sessions of IPT are devoted to the assessment and identification of your specific interpersonal stressors… Read More