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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

For Circle of Care clients & caregivers affected with mild to moderate anxiety or depression.

About the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Program

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which negative patterns of thought about the self and the world are challenged in order to alter unwanted behaviour patterns or treat mood disorders such as depression. This free program is ONLY available for existing Circle of Care clients, family members and caregivers

Session Details

Circle of Care is pleased to partner with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Circle of Care clients/caregivers/family members. Services are provided by  a Registered Psychotherapist, from Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, and are offered online through the OTN-Guestlink (Ontario Telemedicine Network), part of Ontario Health.

Sessions run 50 minutes and are free of charge for clients & caregivers. Clients/caregivers will attend anywhere from 12-16 sessions.

What is expected of clients?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy requires a great deal of commitment and is not a “quick fix”. Clients will have to attend weekly sessions and actively participate in session and between sessions. Clients will be required to complete out of session practice assignments to help strengthen the skills that they are learning with their therapist.

Clients should be aware that therapy is most effective when attended weekly, therefore we require clients to attend regularly so that they are able to gain the maximum benefit of this program.



Attend via the Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN) from home (Wi-Fi and computer access required).


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy services are only available to Circle of Care clients and/or their caregivers (age 18+) who are affected with mild to moderate anxiety or depression.

The program boundaries run from south from Steeles Ave. to  Bloor St./Danforth Ave., and east from Hwy 427 to the Scarborough-Pickering Townline.

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  • Evidence-based effective treatment for anxiety and depression
  • Focuses on present difficulties and teaches specific skills that clients can use for the rest of their lives
  • Involves identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviours
  • Collaborative program, where the therapist and client work together on issues
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