Who We Are

Welcome to the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (CITC), founded by Dr. Carolina McBride, C.Psych in 2003.  We are centrally located in North Toronto at the Yonge & Eglinton Centre, and are easily accessible through public transit. CITC is a leading psychology practice that offers specialized treatment in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), to both adults and adolescents. Both CBT and IPT are clinically-proven, highly effective treatments, and have become the preferred treatment for most emotional and behavioral problems.  In addition to CBT and IPT treatment, we offer psychological testing and consultation.

Our team is made of fully qualified professional Psychologists and Ph.D. level therapists who have extensive experience in CBT and IPT.  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.   At CITC we believe that 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.  We are also affiliated with a family medicine practitioner, who is available in consultation to  evaluate your medical history, prescribe medications if necessary, and make recommendations about lifestyle changes that will improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Clients experiencing a broad range of emotional difficulties are helped at CITC.  These include not only major psychological illnesses like depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, but also every day problems such as stress management and interpersonal issues.  At CITC we also help adolescents address developmental issues most common to teenagers such as separation from parents, development of romantic relationships, school difficulties, and interpersonal difficulties.

The goal of the first (or “consultation”) session is to fully assess the nature of your personal situation and to formulate an appropriate plan of treatment. Once the assessment is complete, treatment recommendations will be shared with you. Then, you and your therapist will develop an acceptable treatment plan.

The frequency of your appointments will be determined during the first few therapy sessions, and will vary depending upon your specific needs. After six to eight sessions, you and your therapist will discuss your progress. Treatment goals will be reviewed periodically and may be revised when necessary.

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 have any questions as you navigate through the information, please call us at 416-570-5050 or and a member of our team will get back to you within 24-48 hours.