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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that aims to modify attitudes and behaviour by challenging faulty thinking patterns and replacing them with more productive coping skills. If you want to talk with someone, CARESPACE can help.

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

CBT Therapy for Kitchener Waterloo

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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps people to better understand how their thoughts, feelings and behaviours are connected, and to learn effective methods for making positive changes within these areas. This form of treatment helps individuals to identify unhelpful patterns in their thinking that leads to negative emotions or behaviour; it then provides tools for changing those thought processes. CBT is typically short-term and structured, focusing on very specific issues up for discussion. The emphasis of CBT is on practical self-help strategies which strive to achieve swift, tangible results in reducing the patient’s distressing symptoms. With its proven benefits and effectiveness, CBT has become a popular choice in treating various psychological disorders such as depression, phobias, addiction, eating disorders and more.

CARESPACE offers more than just CBT

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE Health+Wellness offers more than just psychotherapy in Kitchener-Waterloo. With functional integrative therapies we help promote a healthier life by using an evidence-based, result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness allowing you to get better quickly and stay well longer. Start living your healthier life today!

Applicable conditions include: Anxiety and stress, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship conflicts and more.

Get your very own health team

You can achieve your health goals at CARESPACE with your own personal well-trained and dedicated team of multidisciplinary professionals that includes Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Kinesiologists, Dietitians, Psychotherapists, Fitness Trainers and more. They will work together to create your personalized comprehensive collaborative health plan to get you fast results.

Your choice of in-clinic or online

It’s your choice if you want to be treated online with TeleCARE or in-person at one of our clinics in Kitchener or Waterloo. With TeleCARE you can attend your appointment from the convenience of your computer, tablet or phone. It’s easy, effective and your first appointment is FREE.

Please call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

We’re here for you day, evenings and weekends

CARESPACE makes achieving your health goals easy and accessible by offering extended clinic hours with day, evening, and weekend appointments. All are available both online and in-person at our clinics in Kitchener and Waterloo which are open:

  • 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
  • 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday

Your first online appointment is FREE.

Please call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on changing the thought processes and behaviour of a person to improve their mental health. It seeks to identify negative thinking patterns, feelings and beliefs that contribute to a person’s unhappiness, anxiety or depression. Through CBT, people can discover what triggers these unhealthy responses and learn healthier ways to cope with difficult life events. The goal is to help individuals understand how their thoughts, actions, and attitude influence the way they feel so they are better equipped to handle stress. Ultimately, CBT helps develop skills that can be used throughout one’s life to navigate difficult emotions, reduce distress, and prevent issues from resurfacing in the future.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been proven effective for treating a variety of mental health issues, ranging from anxiety and depression to fear of specific objects. The goal of the therapy is to change an individual’s thought process in order to help them adapt healthier ways of living and build resilience towards their mental health issue. CBT focuses on relationships between thoughts, emotions, and behaviours by analysing patterns in behavior as well as examining any associated beliefs and attitudes that could potentially be influencing it. This form of therapy is believed to be very effective because individuals gain helpful perspective on their mental health issue as they learn how to challenge their thought processes and employ new strategies under the guidance of a trained therapist. It also assists individuals in understanding some underlying sources psychological distress so that coping skills can be developed to improve quality of life in both short term and long term scenarios.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that has proven to be an effective treatment for mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and phobias. Proponents of the therapy point to its ability to change maladaptive behaviors and equip patients with new tools and coping strategies to improve their well-being. However, one of the most common questions surrounding CBT is whether or not the outcomes achieved through the therapy are permanent. Though there’s no definite answer empirically, therapeutic experts indicate that the long-term benefits depend on how thoroughly an individual applies her newly acquired thinking habits outside of formal sessions. If she continues to practice CBT principles, she stands a good chance of seeing life-altering changes in the long run.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, has become a popular treatment for a range of mental health issues, from anxiety disorders and depression to addictions and phobias. It can be beneficial to many individuals regardless of their age, gender, background, or even their condition – studies have shown that people with more serious diagnoses like schizophrenia can also benefit from CBT. This type of therapy works by exploring personal thought patterns and beliefs in order to help people recognize destructive thoughts and behaviors so they can replace them with healthier ones. In addition to working effectively on its own, it is thought that CBT may enhance the results of other therapies as well. As such, anyone who is looking for ways to manage troubling thoughts or behaviors can potentially benefit from CBT.

Choose Your Therapist

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Josh Zettel

Certified Counsellor

Victoria North

If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, burnout, career stress, grief, having difficulties with self-regulation, self-esteem, life transitions, and relationships; Josh is here for you.
Hossein Kaji

Hossein Kaji BSc, MA, MA, RP (Qualifying), PhD


Weber North

Have you suffered from such things as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, addiction, loneliness, or anger? As a psychotherapist interested in existential themes, Hossein has worked with clients who have experienced these issues.

Salih Ada, MA, RP (Qualifying)


Victoria North

Salih offers a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can feel relaxed enough to share their vulnerable moments and work through their issues.

Sarah Jackson, BBA, MACP, RP (Qualifying)


Weber North

Sarah is a natural empathetic listener who focuses on the critical components of the therapeutic relationship by providing an unbiased and safe environment to explore your issues.

Joe White, MA, MACP, RP


Weber North

Joe will help you develop and implement strategies to manage your anxiety, depression, stress, relationship challenges, trauma and much more.
Courtney Johnston, BA, OCGC, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Courtney Johnston, BA, OCGC, MACP, RP (Qualifying)

Student Therapist

Victoria North

Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, grief or loss, stress, burnout, a life transition, sexuality, or relationship issues? If so, Courtney can help.
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Cortney Van Allen, BA, MA, RP, CCC


Weber North

Cortney offers a safe and welcoming environment to feel heard without judgement and navigate mental health concerns of anxiety, depression, or other life stressors.

You're only 15-minutes away from better mental health!

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Live-answer Reception

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 to talk with our live-answer Reception Team who will be happy to book, reschedule appointments or answer any of your questions, or book online now.

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

  • 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
  • 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday

CARESPACE Health+Wellness – Victoria North

1373 Victoria Street North, Unit 4A
Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3R6 →

CARESPACE Health+Wellness – Weber North

564 Weber Street North, Unit 12  
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5C6 →

How TeleCARE online works

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Who should use TeleCARE?

It’s your choice. Most CARESPACE services are available both in-person at our clinic or online with TeleCARE (with the exception of acupuncture and massage). TeleCARE is convenient, easy and and highly effective.

We recommend that all new clients have a FREE no-obligation TeleCARE visit before coming to the clinic to discuss your health goals and objectives.

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  1. Your first appointment is FREE
  2. Meet your practitioner via Phone/Tablet/Computer
  3. Get your diagnosis and treatment
  4. Book online or call (519) 208-2273

Please call or use our easy online booking system to book your Free first appointment today!

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!