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Dr. Ragne Pajo, PsyD, CPsych

Psychologist

Dr. Ragne Pajo is a clinical psychologist who enjoys working with adolescents and adults presenting with various concerns, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress management, relational problems, adjustment, trauma, parenting strategies, family dynamics, and other behavioural issues. As a special area of expertise, it should be noted that Dr. Pajo has excellent understanding of the impact of narcissistic and other personality disorders on family members and partners, and can help clients manage such complex relationships.

Dr. Pajo received her Psy. D. from University of Hartford in Connecticut, USA, and is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She spent eight years working at the Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven, Connecticut, providing outpatient therapy for children, adolescents, and families. She specialized in trauma and crisis related assessment and intervention in addition to treating mood and behaviour related concerns. Dr. Pajo also managed the psychology training program and supervised interns.

Other experiences include applying CBT techniques in the areas of health psychology, chronic pain, addictions, and eating disorders. She also has good understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Pajo has been trained in evidence based treatments, including Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC) at Harvard University and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TFCBT) at Yale University.

Dr. Pajo applies CBT in treatment of various emotional and behavioral concerns and believes in paying close attention to each person’s individual circumstances. She is a clinical thinker, who likes to take a collaborative approach and empower clients to make positive changes through education and support.

In addition to English, Dr. Pajo is also able to provide services in Estonian.

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.


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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?

Psychologists:

  • 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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