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Dr. David Gold, PhD, CPsych


Dr. David Gold completed his PhD in clinical psychology at York University, where he trained in client-centred and emotion-focused therapy approaches. He completed his internship in medical psychology at Duke University Medical Center, providing group and individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and mood difficulties. As a clinical associate at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Dr. Gold led both group and individual cognitive behavioural therapy interventions for adults with spinal cord injury and medical illness. He later completed a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship at Saint Louis University and a research fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, focusing on memory changes associated with normal and pathological aging.

Dr. Gold has been invited to speak about his clinical and research interests in memory and aging most recently as an invited speaker at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, at gatherings throughout the Toronto community, and in the US as a clinical consultant for the American Association of Retired Professionals and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Dr. Gold’s research has been published in high-impact journals such as JINS, Neuropsychology, and the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology as well as in invited reviews and encyclopedia entries.

In addition to his practice at CBT Associates, Dr. Gold works as a psychologist at Toronto Western Hospital. He provides tailored interventions that integrate CBT techniques with other approaches (e.g., mindfulness or experiential therapy) for adults and seniors with adjustment difficulties (such as medical illness, relationship changes, life transitions), mood and anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and performance anxiety. He is licensed with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in clinical psychology and neuropsychology. Most recently Dr. Gold has been appointed to the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry as an Assistant Professor.

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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