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Stephen Fenn, RSW

Social Worker & eTherapist

Stephen Fenn is a registered social worker who completed his Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Toronto, specializing in Mental Health. Stephen completed his internship as a mental health therapist with the LGBT* health team at the Sherbourne Health Centre. He has received training in, and practices numerous forms of psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy and Mindfulness-based Therapy.

In addition to treating mood and anxiety disorders, Stephen is highly experienced in and dedicated to working with LGBT* individuals, gender and sexual minority communities, as well as rural populations.  Stephen takes a client-centred approach when working with clients, acknowledging the multiple interrelated personal and social aspects which bring people to seek help, and supports clients to identify and achieve their values and goals.

Prior to joining CBT Associates, Stephen has worked at various centres in the community as a social worker, primarily with newcomers and on community mental health/health programs. Stephen also has experience working with post-secondary students, assisting them to navigate the struggles, stresses and successes of college and university. In addition to seeing clients face-to-face, Stephen is an eTherapist delivering evidence-based Therapist Assisted internet Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TAiCBT) through the BEACON™ platform, for adults and university students struggling with depression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and stress.

Stephen is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

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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