Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Services in Toronto

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Don MillsCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, stress reduction and relaxation components are offered as part of our chronic condition and pain management programs as well as Vestibular Rehabilitation and Concussion management.

Dealing with dizziness and balance issues due to a condition or concussion (brain

injury) causes anxiety and affect many aspects of a patient’s life. CBT empowers patients to take control of the situation and helps them to return to their normal life.

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There is a mounting body of evidence supporting the effectiveness of psychotherapy and psychological intervention in managing stress related to dealing with chronic conditions and pain management. Our psychotherapy services are designed with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. We provide individual psychotherapy assessment and consultation as well as facilitating group CBT sessions.

Our patients have the option of incorporating mindfulness, meditation and yoga to further enhance the benefits of their treatments.

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Research shows that your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence one another from moment to moment. These links have a big impact on how we all learn to deal with major challenges in life. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) teaches people techniques to help them actively problem solve and teaches them to cope better with health challenges. In summary, you can change how you think, and how you think affects how you feel. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy employs this principle in treating patients dealing with chronic conditions including chronic pain. The goal is to assist patients to stay well or cope with a health problem by changing how they think so they can care for themselves and handle life’s challenges, feel better and avoid or cope with stress, anxiety, and depression.

Using CBT, a patient can learn to stop unhealthy thoughts and replace them with helpful thoughts. Healthy thinking also involves calming mind and body by using one or more techniques. These may include meditation, yoga, muscle relaxation, or guided imagery.

There is a mounting body of evidence supporting the effectiveness of psychotherapy and other psychological interventions in managing chronic pain and other chronic medical conditions.

Our psychotherapy services are designed with a focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Both of these techniques have been proven effective for the management of chronic pain and illness (Kabat-Zinn et al., 1985; Schmidt et al, 2011; McBeth et al, 2012).

Our psychotherapist provides individual assessment and consultation as well as group psychotherapy facilitation.

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) covered by Insurance?

The CBT treatments offered at Physiomobility are provided by a Registered Psychotherapist. We recommend that you contact your insurance provider and determine if you have coverage for psychotherapy.

Do I need a doctor’s referral for CBT?

We do not require a doctor’s referral to book you an appointment with our psychotherapist. We believe, your primary care practitioner (your doctor) is a very important part of your care team. We encourage discussing treatment options with your medical doctor. We gladly coordinate your care with your doctor and pharmacist at your request.

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Physiomobility continues to remain open and is not part of the lockdown. We continue to have rigorous disinfection policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of our community and are open for patient in-person visits with all of our practitioners.

Virtual appointments are available and encouraged for those who are at a heightened risk of illness.

We remain focused on our quality of care & our continued commitment to helping our patients feel their best. For further assistance, you can contact us at 416-444-4800 during our opening hours. 

The Physiomobility Team