At the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Institute, we understand that everyone has a part to play in keeping each other safe and healthy during this pandemic.  For maximum safety, we are offering sessions via online, confidential telehealth platforms (PHIA and FIPPA compliant).  We also are offering in-person sessions with important safety protocols in place for those who prefer.

For any in-person sessions, we ask that you self-screen for any safety risk ( and make alternate arrangements for your session if any risk is present (switch to telepsychology or reschedule for a later time).  We also ask that you remain outside of the building until your appointment time, you use the hand sanitizer provided upon entry to the office, and you maintain 2 metres (6 feet) of distance from anyone you encounter in the building.  If anyone accompanies you to your appointment, they must wait outside the building.  Our team is careful to keep up frequent handwashing/sanitizing and we thoroughly sanitize our space between appointments.  We also are happy to accommodate requests to wear personal protective equipment in addition to distancing according to your comfort level. Payment is accepted via e-transfers for added protection but we continue to accept payment via credit card and debit (with sanitization protocols in place between transactions).

For information about making an appointment, please contact our intake department at: .

Please stay safe and try to remain optimistic.  We will get through this together.


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What is CBT?

Cognitive behaviour therapy is a goal-oriented therapy based on two central ideas:

  1. Our thoughts have a major influence on our emotions and our behaviour.
  2. Our behaviours can strongly influence our thoughts and emotions.


Therapy starts with a thorough assessment of the problem taking into account your current situation and relevant past events. The goal of therapy is to help you develop effective ways of coping that you can use independently in the future. In other words, you learn to help yourself cope effectively with life’s challenges.

Tried and Tested

CBT has been developed over the last forty years and is the approach to treatment that has been most thoroughly evaluated scientifically and shown to be effective for a wide range of problems. Special training in CBT is required to be skilful in helping people achieve their therapy goals.

There is good evidence that the gains achieved in therapy are maintained after completing treatment. Some people will benefit from booster (or tune up) sessions if they encounter difficulties in the months and years after completing treatment.