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Child & Adolescent Assessment And Treatment

Child & Adolescent Assessment And Treatment

CBT Associates provides comprehensive psycho-educational and diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents who are exhibiting:

  • Difficulties with cognitive, academic and social-emotional functioning;
  • Learning disabilities;
  • Giftedness;
  • Attention and behaviour problems;
  • Developmental delays;
  • Anxiety and depression; and
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Child and Adolescent Treatment

We know that mood and anxiety disorders are common problems in childhood and adolescence. We are dedicated to providing effective, evidence-based psychological treatment for mood and anxiety disorders as well as other common problems, including:

  • Academic stress and school avoidance
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger and behavioural challenges
  • Anxiety/generalized anxiety disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Encopresis (fecal soiling)
  • Enuresis (bed-wetting)
  • Health anxiety (hypochondriasis)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Overanxious disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and adjustment disorder
  • Selective mutism
  • Separation anxiety
  • Sleep difficulties/insomnia
  • Social anxiety disorder/social phobia
  • Somatoform disorders (physical complaints not explained by a medical condition) and
  • Trichotillomomania (hair pulling).

Our Child and Adolescent Team

Dr. Khush Amaria, PhD, CPsych
Dr. Kim S. Daniel, PhD
Dr. Peter Farvolden, PhD, CPsych
Robert Gauthier, M.Sc., M.Ed.
Dr. Juliana Tobon, PhD, CPsych
Dr. Kathryn Walker, PhD, CPsych

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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