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Dr. Carly Brescacin, PsyD, CPsych


Dr. Carly Brescacin received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Phoenix. She completed her internship training at Henry Ford Health System in Health Psychology, where she provided psychological assessment and treatment in general outpatient services, Internal Medicine, and the Transplant Institute. Dr. Brescacin has a particular interest in integrative healthcare and the relationship between physical and emotional health.

At CBT Associates, Dr. Brescacin provides individual treatment for adults struggling with a broad range of mood and anxiety disorders including OCD, as well as the management of chronic illness and eating disorders. In caring for her clients, Dr. Brescacin draws from Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) in addition to traditional Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Dr. Brescacin is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and also holds a position in the Diabetes Clinic at McMaster University Medical Centre.

Please note that our associates work with many presenting issues, some of which are not listed in this biography. Please speak to our intake team at 416-363-4228 for more information.

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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