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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 CITC

Welcome to the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (CITC), 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 temporarily suspended. Our virtual office is open to all new and existing clients.

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). Our team is made of fully qualified 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 wellbeing.

We 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. 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.

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 416-570-5050 or fill out our appointment form.

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 you 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. To achieve this vision we will commit to our mission and regularly review and improve our practices and service.

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. Leah EnnsClinical Psychologist
Dr. Nicola FitzgeraldClinical Psychologist
Dr. Devina DayaC. Psych (Supervised Practice)
Diana LisiPhD (Candidate)
Aaron ArkinCBT-I Specialist
Dr. Jessica DereClinical Psychologist
Dr. Ashley PalandraClinical Psychologist
Lynn ImaiM.Psy Candidate
Daniel PaulyPracticum Student
Dana SolnikPracticum Student
Lauren GreenwoodM.Psy Candidate
Dr. Glendon RayworthClinical Psychologist
Dr. Dessy MarinovaClinical Psychologist
Aleksandra LalovicRegistered Psychotherapist
Maria ChristopoulosRegistered Psychotherapist
Armita HosseiniPsychological Associate (Supervised Practice)
Ameeta DudaniPh.D , C. Psych

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 services remotely from the comfort of your home.

At CITC we are committed to delivering the best care available to you. Our virtual 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 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.

Click on the link to book a session with one of our team members.

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