When we receive a referral from a case manager we call her/him to discuss the case and the cost of the assessment and treatment. As regulated health care professionals in Ontario, we are required to arrive at our own independent diagnostic opinion before beginning treatment. As a result, we conduct a brief treatment suitability assessment that typically consists of one and a half to two hours of clinical interviewing followed by one and a half to two hours of report writing, depending on the complexity of the case and the amount of collateral medical information that we are being asked to review. Our clinical training and experience as well as the use of a semi-structured diagnostic interview allow us to arrive at clear diagnostic opinions and realistic treatment plans.
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
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.Read More
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
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