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Dr. Maria Pitiakoudis, PsyD, CPsych


Dr. Pitiakoudis holds an MA in counselling psychology and a PsyD in clinical psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She completed her internship training at Jacobi Medical Center in New York. Her clinical approach includes cognitive behavioural methods as well as a holistic mindfulness style. She incorporates these into her therapeutic practice according to the individual needs of each client.

Her dissertation, entitled Intercultural Marriage: A Qualitative Study of Greek-American and Non-Greek American Unions, explored the lived experience of culturally mixed couples and their families. She has worked with a diverse clientele in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and as part of a multidisciplinary team. She is fluent in English and Greek.

At CBT Associates, Dr. Pitiakoudis applies her experience working with adults with mood and anxiety disorders, including major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias and social phobia. She has experience in helping patients manage personality disorders, relationship problems, identity and life adjustment issues, stress, bereavement, and difficulties with self-esteem. Dr. Pitiakoudis has assisted patients with problems related to addiction and impulse control such as gambling, kleptomania, and anger management. Dr. Pitiakoudis has experience in providing group and couples therapy. Finally, Dr. Pitiakoudis also conducts comprehensive psychodiagnostic testing, immigration assessments, and motor vehicle insurance examinations. Dr. Pitiakoudis is a licensed psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Please note that our associates work with many presenting issues, some of which are not listed in this biography. Please speak to our intake team at 416-363-4228 for more information.

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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