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Dr. Vytas Velyvis, PhD, CPsych


Dr. Vytas Velyvis received his graduate-level training in clinical psychology at York University and has worked as a clinician, teacher, researcher, and administrator in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. From 2008 to 2012, Dr. Velyvis was the first Director of Interprofessional Research, Knowledge Translation and Academic Development at the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Prior to that, he worked in the Mood and Anxiety Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where he provided treatment and conducted research on psychosocial interventions for obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.

At CBT Associates, Dr. Velyvis provides treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and OCD-spectrum disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, health anxiety, impulse control, and tic disorders. Dr. Velyvis is also a member of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada’s Research Steering Committee and the Collaborative Research Team to Study Psychosocial Issues in Bipolar Disorder.

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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