Joanna McBride, MA, C. Psych. Associate
Director, Archways Centre for CBT
Narrative of Services:
At Archways Centre for CBT we offer psychological assessment, consultation, and treatment for individuals suffering from anxiety disorders and/or depression. We pride ourselves on using evidence-based therapies for OCD and OC related disorders. All our psychologists are registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and all have specialized training in CBT. In Ontario, psychological services are not covered by OHIP, but fees may be reimbursed by an extended health benefits plan. I have personally been helping individuals with OCD since 1999. Typically OCD accounts for approximately 20% of my caseload.
After graduating in 1999 with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, I began working in an Anxiety Disorders Clinic (Centre for Addiction & Mental Health- Toronto). I was trained in ERP, and acted as a co-therapist in several OCD and trichotillomania/compulsive skin picking therapy groups, as well as providing individual CBT. In addition, I assessed all patients entering a large study on the genetics of OCD. I have attended several conferences that address current OCD treatment issues, and had the opportunity to attend David Clark’s Advanced Institute on OCD at the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.