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Since 2002, CBT Associates has helped thousands of people become happier and more productive by helping them overcome feelings and behaviours that negatively impact their everyday lives. Dr. Peter Farvolden and Dr. Eilenna Denisoff were previously working in the Mood and Anxiety Program and the Clinical Research Department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). They opened their practice together in response to the overwhelming demand they saw for the kind of high-quality, evidence-based psychological treatment that was not available in the public hospital system. Their experience demonstrated that cognitive behavioural therapy was tremendously effective in helping people to overcome a variety of problems and achieve a healthier and more balanced approach to life, but access to this treatment was a challenge. Over the past decade, they have expanded their practice to meet this need and today they work with a growing group of over 50 like-minded psychologists to provide the highest level of care in a variety of locations in the Greater Toronto Area. They have found that this group practice approach allows them to provide access to the broadest base of clinical expertise and therefore the most personalized approach for the best outcomes.

Today, CBT Associates provides personalized, compassionate, respectful and discreet treatment with the highest level of professional care, focusing on leading-edge, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help children, adolescents and adults of all ages in sessions for individuals, groups, couples, and families.

The spirit of our approach is active, compassionate, and genuine. Whatever challenges you are experiencing, we’ll listen closely and do our best to work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for you.

Three things really set us apart:

1. Our team of registered psychologists led by Dr. Eilenna Denisoff and Dr. Peter Farvolden maintains the highest standard of clinical care. All have been trained at top universities and are affiliated with teaching hospitals and universities. Our team also consists of psychological associates, as well as psychologists in Supervised Practice, and individuals who are completing their PhDs in Clinical Psychology.  Depending on the level of training of the therapist you wish to see, you may be eligible for special rates and pricing. Visit the Our Team page for biographies, or our Rates and Fees page for our fee structure.

2. Our scope. We will match you with an experienced clinical psychologist who has the training, knowledge, and skills to focus on your unique needs.

3. Multiple clinical locations. Our variety of locations provides you with alternatives for in-person visits. We currently provide service in Downtown Toronto, Midtown Toronto, North York, Etobicoke, Aurora, and Unionville. We also provide secure online treatment throughout Ontario.

Evidence-Based Care

As psychologists, we are trained to be scientist-practitioners. This means that our practice is guided by the best evidence provided by current research on what works for common problems. The treatments and techniques we employ have been shown to be most effective in reducing symptoms and improving the quality of life for people experiencing anxiety, mood, stress, and relationship problems. Through our evidence-based practice, we strive to integrate the best research and evidence with our clinical expertise and our clients’ values.

Language Options

CBT Associates offers sessions in several languages. All locations offer services in English, with more options at selected locations. For more information, please refer to the list below or contact our Intake Department at (416) 363-4228.

Services offered in English, French, Italian, German and Czech

Services offered in English, Czech and Hebrew

Services offered in English, French and Greek

Services offered in English, French and Estonian

Services offered in English and Russian

Why choose CBT Associates?

CBT Associates is a large, well-established and rapidly-growing network of clinics that provides evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples.

We are a highly-qualified group of over 50 psychologists and psychological associates who provide personalized, compassionate, respectful and discreet treatment with the highest level of... Read More

What is the policy for cancelled or missed appointments?

To help us reliably meet the needs of all our clients, we must ask you to provide 24 hours’ notice when cancelling or rescheduling an appointment. Appointments without sufficient notice will be charged the full fee.

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What is a psychologist?


  • Are registered healthcare professionals who are regulated like physicians, surgeons, and dentists.
  • Work with individuals, groups and organizations to promote positive change by assessing and treating psychological problems.
  • Are trained to assess problems accurately using psychological tests and semi-structured interviews.... Read More
What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Psychologists are closely aligned with psychiatrists as both are highly-trained professionals. Psychiatrists are oriented toward pharmaceutical solutions (some illnesses in fact lend themselves to medication versus talk therapy, such as severe depression or schizophrenia); while psychologists are oriented toward talk therapy as a solution.

Psychologists and psychiatrists both undertake... Read More

What is the difference between a psychotherapist and a psychologist?

The first important difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is the number of years of education and training required to register by each college. The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario requires members to complete any recognized training program in psychotherapy, with 450 hours of direct client contact, and 100 hours of clinical supervision. In contrast, to... Read More

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