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People are social animals. We require and seek out emotional and physical intimacy and our lives are enriched and fulfilled through the meaningful relationships we have with other people.

Relationships support and sustain us, but they can also really stress us out. For example, some people have trouble meeting new people or dating, others have serious problems in a relationship or are trying to understand how or why a relationship ended. Others seem to have the same problems in relationships over and over again.

At CBT Associates, we offer individual psychological treatment for people experiencing stress, anxiety or depression due to difficulties in relationships. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques are very well suited to help people understand problems in relationships, challenge their thinking and beliefs, and change their behaviour. We also offer couples therapy for couples experiencing stress and those who are just trying to make their relationship even better.

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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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