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Individual Treatment Assessment

If you are coming to CBT Associates for individual treatment, during your first appointment your therapist will begin by asking you about the problem that has prompted you to seek help, as well as questions about your life in general that will help him or her understand your problem in context.

The second part of the appointment typically involves a structured diagnostic interview. Your therapist will ask a series of detailed questions regarding various symptoms and other difficulties. This interview typically lasts one hour to ninety minutes. It is possible that a second appointment may be required to complete the interview.

At the end of your first appointment and/or during the next one, your therapist will provide feedback about the results of the assessment and make recommendations for treatment or further assessment. If your therapist believes that the services we offer are appropriate to your needs, he/she will able to discuss the details of your treatment plan. If your therapist does not feel that our services are appropriate to your needs, he/she will suggest other resources for you to contact. With your written permission, we can also arrange to have your assessment report forwarded to other healthcare providers and/or organizations.


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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?

Psychologists:

  • 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 an undergraduate degree that includes 360 hours (total) of training and education. In contrast, to become a psychologist in Ontario the... Read More

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