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Gillian Wilson, MA

MA Level Associate

Gillian Wilson is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Ryerson University where she previously received her Master’s degree. She has experience in evidence-based assessment and treatment in both individual and group formats for a wide range of psychological difficulties in diverse populations.

Gillian has completed clinical placements at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic and the Borderline Personality Disorder Service at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario, as well as the Psychology Training Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. She has gained further clinical experience in the Anxiety Research and Treatment Lab and the HIV Prevention Lab at Ryerson University. Gillian’s research interests center primarily on the role of interpersonal behaviours and processes (e.g., feedback seeking behaviours, fear of evaluation) in the context of anxiety and related disorders.

Gillian provides evidence-based assessment and treatment, including cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based therapies for various psychological problems, including but not limited to social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, and emotion regulation difficulties. She is committed to providing the highest standard of clinical care with the goal of helping clients learn how to effectively manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

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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