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Dr. Janine Cutler, PhD, CPsych


Dr. Janine Cutler graduated in 1994 with a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Cutler works with adults and provides individual, couples and group therapy. She has been providing clinical services in a private practice setting since 1988. For the past 20 years she has specialized in the areas of clinical and forensic psychology.

While residing in Manitoba, Dr. Cutler worked as a Program Manager at the Canadian Mental Health Association, prior to working at Stony Mountain Institution as the Mental Health Psychologist and then the Senior/Chief Psychologist. Subsequent to leaving Stony Mountain Institute, Dr. Cutler worked full-time in a private practice clinic. After moving to Ontario in 2006, Dr. Cutler worked at Whitby Mental Health Centre prior to taking the position of Chief of Psychology at the Ontario Correctional Institute, which is a treatment facility. She then became the Senior/Chief Psychologist at Grand Valley Institution for Women and returned to full-time work within a private practice setting in 2010.

Dr. Cutler has expertise in conducting psychological, medical-legal, and psychological risk assessments. She also has experience and an interest in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders; personality disorders; physical, emotional and sexual abuse; post- traumatic stress; loss and grief; relationship issues; domestic violence; anger and emotion management; stress management; mindfulness; work-related issues and substance use. Dr. Cutler has widely used cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) within the mental health and correctional systems and in private practice. She also has training in dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and has been trained to provide workshops and training in the area of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.

Dr. Cutler is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Ontario Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behaviour Therapies, the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards: ASPPB Mobility Program.

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

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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.

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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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