CHRISTINE M. CABRAL, MA, RP
Christine Cabral (she/her)
Registered Psychotherapist & Clinic Director
I am a registered psychotherapist and a Ph.D. Candidate 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 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. Currently, I am completing my doctoral dissertation, which is focused on bystander intervention of intimate partner violence.
Yulia Evans (she/her)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Psychotherapy Intern
I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying), providing service under the supervision of Christine Cabral, RP, and am currently completing my Master's degree in Counselling Psychology.
I have a passion for supporting individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences while on their growth journey towards improved mental health and well-being. Grounded in person-centred and strengths-based frameworks, I support individuals navigating a range of challenges, including low mood, anxiety, worry, stress, life transitions, and interpersonal difficulties. I endeavour to create a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental space where you feel safe to explore your experiences, thoughts, and feelings. My approach primarily draws from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), though I integrate strategies from other therapeutic modalities, such as mindfulness and emotion-focused therapy (EFT).
Previously I worked as a certified health and life coach, helping individuals set meaningful goals, identify obstacles to their achievement, and make positive behavioural changes to successfully meet their desired aims. My experience with this action-oriented perspective can complement the deep self-exploration of the psychotherapeutic process.
I am committed working collaboratively with you to meet your unique needs, empower you to achieve your goals, and thrive in life.
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