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Psychological Treatment For Children and Adolescents

Psychological Treatment For Anxiety Disorders

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, including:

  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety/generalized anxiety disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
    • Anorexia nervosa
    • Bulimia nervosa
    • Binge-eating disorder
  • Encopresis (fecal soiling)
  • Enuresis (bed-wetting)
  • Hair pulling (trichotillomania)
  • Health anxiety (hypochondriasis)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Overanxious disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Selective mutism
  • Separation anxiety
  • Social anxiety disorder/social phobia; and
  • Somatoform disorders (physical complaints not explained by a medical condition).

Our Child and Adolescent Team

Dr. Khush Amaria, PhD, CPsych
Dr. Kim S. Daniel, PhD
Dr. Kim Edwards, PhD, CPsych (Supervised Practice)
Dr. Peter Farvolden, PhD, CPsych
Robert Gauthier, M.Sc., M.Ed.
Dr. Melissa Griffin, Ph.D., C. Psych (Supervised Practice)
Dr. Gregory Knoll, PhD, CPsych
Dr. Susan Lambert, PhD, CPsych
Dr. Vivien Lee, PhD, CPsych
Dr. Alissa Levy, PhD, CPsych
Dr. Juliana Tobon, PhD, CPsych
Dr. Kathryn Walker, PhD, CPsych
Dr. Leah Zalan, 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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