At CBT Associates, our psychologists have doctoral degrees in psychology and specialize in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of problems related to people’s emotions, thoughts and behaviours. We all have advanced training in psychotherapy and the science of behaviour change. As psychologists, we are trained to assess problems accurately using psychological tests and semi-structured interviews. These scientifically validated techniques enable us to understand people’s problems and provide informed, evidence-based solutions. Arriving at an accurate diagnosis is essential to effective treatment for most problems. Psychologists are trained to use psychological treatments (evidence-based talk therapy) to help people overcome their problems.
For children and adolescents, CBT can be an effective treatment for a wide variety of problems, including practical strategies for school and home and recommendations for appropriate school support and placement and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
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.
Group therapy can be a very powerful and effective way to deliver evidence-based treatment. Group therapy has been established as effective treatment for most common problems, including depression, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Group therapy can be as effective as individual therapy and some people prefer it. The benefits of group therapy include the ability to experience the support, encouragement and understanding of other people who are overcoming similar problems as well as a somewhat reduced cost.
Since the early days of the Internet, researchers have studied the effectiveness of psychological assessment and treatment delivered by video. We now know that online video treatment can be as effective as face-to-face therapy. In fact, we have extensive experience providing secure online video treatment throughout Ontario, so you may not need to come to our office to get help.
Since 2002, CBT Associates has helped thousands of people become happier and more productive by helping them overcome feelings and behaviours that negatively impact their everyday lives. Dr. Peter Farvolden and Dr. Eilenna Denisoff were previously working in the Mood and Anxiety Program and the Clinical Research Department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).…
The way we think powerfully affects our feelings and behaviours. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) CBT helps us to change our negative and anxious thoughts so we can feel and function better in order to improve our quality of life. Rigorous clinical trials prove CBT’s effectiveness. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an umbrella term for methods that…