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Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

A practical psychotherapy, used to help individuals gain skills for life's challenges by understanding the impact of thoughts on emotions.

What is Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours are interconnected. To help individuals change their behaviour, CBT employs techniques such as self-monitoring, activity scheduling for depression, and exposure and response prevention for anxiety.
The ultimate goal of CBT is to provide individuals with the tools they need to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.

To learn more about CBT at Numinus, book a free informational call with one of our health navigators.

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In the event of an emergency, it’s crucial to seek help as soon as possible. The Talk Suicide Helpline is available 24/7 to provide support and resources.

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In the case of an immediate danger to yourself or others, calling 911 should be your first course of action.

How Does It Work?

By engaging in CBT, you’ll gain a better understanding of yourself and the world around you, and feel equipped to handle life’s challenges with greater ease and resilience.
Some of the key benefits of CBT include:

  • A structured and organized approach, making it easy to follow and track progress
  • Time-limited treatment, typically taking 6–20 sessions
  • A solution-focused and goal-oriented approach, leading to positive change in a relatively short time
  • Long-lasting skills and strategies that can be used even after therapy ends
  • A collaborative and supportive relationship between the therapist and client


The Process

Your practitioner will take a comprehensive approach to your care, collaborating with other health care providers when necessary to provide you with the best outcomes. Here is what you can expect from your practitioner:

Step 1: Intake

We’ll start with an intake call to get to know your therapist. They will work to better understand your history and therapy goals.

Step 2: CBT Sessions

In your therapy sessions, your therapist will help you identify, question, and change the thoughts, behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs that contribute to your difficulties. By monitoring and recording your thoughts in real-time, you will come to see how your thinking patterns may be contributing to emotional problems like depression and anxiety.

Step 3: Repetition & Growth

You’ll continue therapy until you reach your ideal outcome. Over time, CBT can help: 

  • Recognize distortions in your thinking
  • See your thoughts as just that—thoughts—and not absolute facts
  • Take a step back and consider situations from different perspectives.
  • Develop healthier thought patterns. 
  • Enhance behaviors that promote wellness

Our Locations

CBT is offered virtually and in our safe and comfortable clinics, designed with you in mind.

Montreal 393 Laurier West
393 Av. Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2V 2K3
Numinus Montreal Sherbrooke
5165 Sherbrooke St W, Suite 405, Montreal, QC H4A 1T6
Numinus Toronto Eglinton Avenue
491 Eglington Ave. W, Suite 100, Toronto, ON M5N 1A7
Numinus Montreal 397 Laurier West
397 Laurier Ave W, Montreal QC H2V 2K3
Numinus Vancouver On Commercial Drive
2555 Commercial Dr Unit 208, Vancouver, BC V5N 4C1

Schedule an informational call with a health navigator to get started.

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Learn More About Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

Episode 8: Mindfulness and Depression with Professor Zindel Segal
In cognitive therapy, we’re trying to teach patients how to have a little bit more psychological distance from moment-to-moment experience. That can happen. […] The thing about mindfulness is that […]
October 9, 2018


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