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Priya Sholanki, Master of Social Work

BEACON e-Manager, Social Worker

Priya Sholanki has completed her Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto, specialized in Mental Health and Health. She is a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers with good standing, as well as a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Priya has received clinical training from the General Psychiatry Department at Women’s College Hospital, as well as gaining Community Support Service skills from the Fred Victor center. She has been trained from a variety of psychotherapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, as well as Brief Psychodynamic Therapy. Priya believes in the importance of building client-centered goals in therapy, and viewing clients from a holistic, biopsychosocial lens.

At CBT Associates, Priya is our BEACON™ e-Manager. Priya first joined our organization in June 2017 and has progressively advanced in her responsibilities including playing a key role in developing e-therapy training materials and assisting to successfully onboard and lead new hires.  She oversees the day-to-day operations and team management of our nationwide BEACON™ Therapists while continuing to carry a part-time clinical caseload. She works closely with her clients by providing evidence-based Therapist Assisted Internet CBT, as well as in-person therapy with clients that experience a range of mood and anxiety disorders (i.e. depression, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety).

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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