During your first appointment, your therapist will begin by asking you about the problem that is driving you to seek help as well as questions about your life in general that will help us 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. 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, s/he will discuss the details of your treatment plan. If your therapist does not feel that our services are appropriate to your needs, s/he 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.
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