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Welcome to the Centre for CBT

Established in 2005, the Centre for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has helped thousands of patients using state-of-the-art treatments at our comfortable and confidential facilities for CBT in Toronto and Ajax.

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About Us

The Centre for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy uses psychologists who are registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Each psychologist has had extensive formal training in CBT as well as years of research in the areas of anxiety and depression.

The Centre for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy utilizes state-of-the-art treatments that have a massive body of research with numerous clinical studies demonstrating their effectiveness.

In addition to working with individual patients, The Centre for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has a long-standing history of working with insurance companies and rehabilitation specialists to help return employees to their jobs in a timely manner.

We have offices in Ajax and Toronto, the former servicing the population of the Durham Region, including Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering, as well as further centres, such as Courtice, Bowmanville, and Uxbridge.

The Centre for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy has provided aftercare for guests on the Dr. Phil Show, Newlywed, Nearly Dead, and Hoarders.

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Our Staff

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Dr. David Direnfeld, C.Psych.

David has over 20 years of experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of Anxiety Disorders and Mood Disorders.

Dr. Direnfeld began his training at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the former Clarke Institute of Psychiatry. He earned his doctorate at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and completed his residency training at the Anxiety Disorders Unit and Health Psychology Clinic at the University Of British Columbia Hospital.

He held a staff psychologist position at the Anxiety Disorders Unit at McMaster University Medical Centre, as well as faculty position in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences.

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Dr. Lynne Lamarche, C.Psych.

Dr. Lamarche has more than 10 years of experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a wide range of clinical settings, including: psychiatric hospitals, community clinics, detention centres and private clinics.

Lynne earned her doctorate in psychology at the University of Ottawa and completed her residency training at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. Her research was focused on sleep problems in individuals with anxiety and women with premenstrual symptoms. Dr. Lamarche offers services in English and French.

Evidence Based Treatment

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy uses specific treatment techniques that have been demonstrated to be effective across a range of clinical trials, including comparisons to other treatments, such as medication and other forms of psychological treatment.

Solution Focused Approach

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy identifies the specific problems that are causing the excessive anxiety/depressed mood, and then utilizes specific techniques or tools to fix these problems.

Fewer Sessions

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy uses specific treatment techniques that have been demonstrated to be effective across a range of clinical trials, including comparisons to other treatments, such as medication and other forms of psychological treatment.