CHRISTINE M. CABRAL
Christine Cabral, PhD (she/her)
Clinic Director & Registered Psychotherapist
I am a registered psychotherapist and obtained my PhD in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto. I have a breadth of experience conducting comprehensive psychodiagnostic and forensic assessments, as well as providing individual and group therapy for various concerns with late adolescents and adults.
Through the therapeutic process, which promotes self-awareness, personal growth, and positive change, we collaboratively explore the emotional, cognitive, behavioural, and interpersonal factors impacting one's life. I have extensive training in evidence-based interventions and work primarily from a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach. Among the difficulties I treat are mood and anxiety disorders, including posttraumatic stress, as well as interpersonal difficulties, self-esteem, stress management, and life transitions. When appropriate, I also integrate other therapeutic approaches, such as Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), in order to meet clients’ individual needs.
My professional training includes the completion of my pre-doctoral residency at the Psychological Trauma Program of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and at the Health and Wellness Centre (formerly Counselling and Psychological Services) of the University of Toronto. Prior training includes positions within the Mood and Anxiety Program at CAMH and forensic programs at CAMH and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. My doctoral research focused on vicarious trauma among bystanders to sexual and intimate partner violence.
The primary therapeutic approach at Christine M. Cabral Psychotherapy is cognitive-behavioural. The CBT framework focuses on the interconnections between thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and physical sensations. From this perspective, changes in thoughts and actions influence change in emotional experience. CBT is an evidence-based approach and is considered the gold-standard in the treatment of many conditions and concerns. It involves the employment of numerous strategies and the development of skills to effect change, and requires some in-between session practice.
SUPERVISION & CONSULTATION
Practicum placement opportunities are available for graduate students seeking to fulfill practical degree requirements, as well as supervision and consultation for other clinicians in the process of meeting college registration requirements for the provision of psychotherapy.
For organizations, consultation and a wide range of workshops related to mental health and psychology (e.g., stress management, burnout and compassion fatigue, wellbeing and coping skills) are available.
Please contact Christine Cabral (below) for further details and inquires.
FEES & INSURANCE
Rates for therapy sessions are commensurate with practitioners' education, training, and experience. We are committed to increasing access to care, thus, limited sliding scale spots are available for clients facing significant financial barriers.
Many extended health care plans in Ontario include registered psychotherapists as approved providers of psychotherapy. Please check with your insurer that our service is covered by your plan. Service at Christine M. Cabral Psychotherapy is not OHIP covered; however, the Canada Revenue Agency recognizes registered psychotherapists as health care professionals, as such, service is eligible for the medical expense tax credit.
If you must look back, do so forgivingly.
If you must look forward, do so prayerfully.
However, the wisest thing you can do
is be in the present, in the present.
Having courage does not mean we are unafraid.
Having courage and showing courage mean we face our fears.
We are able to say 'I have fallen, but I will get up.'
- Maya Angelou
Get In Touch
Christine M. Cabral Psychotherapy
12 Front Street South, 2nd Floor
Mississauga, ON L5H 2C4