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Toronto Psychologists & Therapists - About Us

Toronto Psychologist

About Us

Welcome to the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (CITC), located in North Toronto at the Yonge & Eglinton Centre. We are a Toronto-based psychology practice comprised of experienced psychologists and psychotherapists. We offer accessible and effective mental health services, both in-person and online, through our secure virtual office. Whether you’re in the comfort of your home or anywhere in Ontario, our mental health professionals are ready to support you via a secure and encrypted portal. 

Founded in 2003 by Dr. Carolina McBride, Clinical Psychologist, the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (CITC) has grown to be a leading psychology practice that offers specialized treatment in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). Our team of mental health therapists is composed of Clinical Psychologists, Registered Psychotherapists, Psychological Associates, and Ph.D. and Master’s level students who have extensive experience in CBT and IPT. Together, our aim is to improve your overall mental health and well-being.

At CITC, we offer a diverse range of services, including individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, parenting counselling, and career counselling. We provide therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, seniors, as well as families and couples. We also offer psychoeducational and social-emotional assessments for children to identify learning or intellectual disabilities, ADHD, and giftedness, and assessments for adults for workplace accommodations and/or for personal reasons.

Explore our website to gain insight into our services and dedicated team to help you make an informed decision about the right treatment for your needs. To schedule an appointment, feel free to call  416-570-5050, email us at office@citcassociates.com, or complete our appointment request form.

CITC acknowledges the pivotal role cognitive and interpersonal dynamics play in psychological well-being. Our approach is rooted in the belief that altering thought patterns and interpersonal interactions can yield profound improvements in daily functioning. As leading Toronto therapists, we are dedicated to providing you with empirically validated treatments customized to address your unique concerns. We are committed to our mission of enhancing your mental health and continually enhancing our services through regular review and improvement.

Together, we help you build a healthy mind & a peaceful life

Dr. Carolina McBrideClinical Psychologist – Director
Dr. Devina DayaClinical Psychologist
Dr. Diana LisiClinical Psychologist
Dr. Lorena HsuClinical Psychologist
Edward McAnanamaOT, Psychotherapist
Dr. Niki FitzgeraldClinical Psychologist
Dana SolnikRegistered Psychotherapist
Maliha IbrahimRegistered Psychotherapist
Dr. Glendon RayworthClinical Psychologist
Dr. Leah EnnsClinical Psychologist
Lynn ImaiRegistered Psychotherapist
Alina PatelPhD Level Therapist
Dr. Jessica DereClinical Psychologist
Elina Gama FilaRegistered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Lauren GreenwoodM.Psy Candidate
Aaron ArkinCBT-I Specialist
Martha DuncanRegistered Psychotherapist
Maria ChristopoulosRegistered Psychotherapist
Aleksandra LalovicRegistered Psychotherapist
Armita HosseiniPsychological Associate
Abhilash JayachandranRegistered Psychotherapist
Carly SugarRegistered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Sarah CimesaRegistered Psychotherapist
Heather PearceIntern Therapist
Shannen RoweIntern Therapist
Julia FriedmanIntern Therapist
Tisha MisquitaIntern Therapist
Ava RutgersBusiness Operations Manager

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.

Access our therapy services remotely from the comfort of your home.

At CITC, we are committed to delivering the best care available to you. Our virtual therapy services are easy to use, private, and, most of all, convenient. You can connect remotely with a CITC mental health professional through our virtual care portal, which uses video conference and/or the telephone to provide therapy services at a distance. Our virtual platform is secure, encrypted, PHIPA- and PIPEDA-compliant, and can be accessed through any web browser. Enjoy the comfort of accessing our services from wherever you are.

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