Toronto Social Phobia and Shyness Support Group

Where to Seek Help

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April 2010 - this web site has been replaced 

We now have our own domain name and a new web site: .  Please use the new site from now.

Too shy to come to the group?
Do you feel too anxious to come out to the group meetings?  Would you like more information before your first meeting?  Not ready for social situations?  If this describes you, and you would like to meet on an individual basis with one of our facilitators, then contact Rama at
. We can answer any questions you have about the group and about taking the first steps in dealing with social anxiety. 

Professional Help

Dr. Harold Pupko
Special interest in anxiety disorders including social anxiety
4430 Bathurst Street,Suite 400,
Toronto, ON M3H 3S3

Henny  Westra Ph.D.
Certified Member
Psychologist and Clinical Leader
Department of Psychology
York University , BSB
Keele Street
Toronto , Ontario M3J 1P3
Phone: 416-736-2100

Mark A. Lau Ph.D.
Founding Fellow
Assistant Professor
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Cognitive Therapy Unit – Clarke Division
250 College Street, Suite 1113
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R8
Phone: 416.535.8501x4885
Fax: 416.979.6821

Julie    Lipcsei   M.D.
Toronto Center for Cognitive Therapy
40 King Street West
Plaza , 49th Floor
, Ontario M5H4A2
Phone: (P) 416-410-3236

Zindel  Segal Ph.D.
Founding Fellow
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Clarke Division
250 College Street
Toronto , Ontario M5T 1R8
Phone: 416.979.6856
Fax: 416.979.6821

Neil A. Rector Ph.D.
Founding Fellow
Head, Anxiety Disorders Clinic
of Toronto
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
250 College Street
Toronto , Ontario M5T 1R8 
Phone: 416.535.8501, ext.4820
Fax: 416.979.6853

Jill Marie  Thomas   M.D.
Center for Cognitive Therapy
40 King Street West , Scotia Plaza
49th Floor, Suite 4900
, Ontario M5H 4A2
Phone: 416.410.0704
Fax: 416.777.6665

Greg  Dubord M.D.
Founding Fellow
Director, Toronto Center for Cognitive Therapy
Scotia Plaza, 49th Floor
40 King Street W.
Toronto, Ontario M5H 4A2
Phone: 416.777.6699

Margret  Hovanec Ph.D.
Founding Fellow
253 Danforth Avenue
Suite 300

, Ontario M4K 1N2
Phone: 416.861.1562

Eilenna  Denisoff Ph.D.,
C. Psych
Certified Member
Anxiety Disorder Clinic
250 College Street
Toronto , Ontario M5T 1R8
Phone: 416-535-8501 x 4861
Fax: 416-979-6853

Marsha  Rothstein Ed.D.
Certified Member
21 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 1002

, Ontario M4T 1L9
Phone: 416.413.4900
Fax: 416.487.5939

Paul   J   Robinson   Ph.D.
Mental Health
York General Hospital
4001 Leslie Street
North York , Ontario MZK 1E1
Phone: 416-756-6322
Fax: 416-756-6671

Kelly, Saunders and Associates
(Paul Kelly Ph.D. and Doug Saunders, Ph.D.)
700 Bay St., Ste. 2307
P.O. Box 156
Toronto, Ontario  M5G  1Z6

Dr. Carolina McBride, C.Psych
Director, CITC
Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre
Yonge & Eglinton Centre
20 Eglinton Ave. West
Suite 1007, P.O. Box 2019
Toronto, ON, M4R 1K8
Ph. 416-570-5050
Fax. 416-577-6904

Peggy Richter, M.D., FRCP(C)
CAMH, Clarke Site
250 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T  1R8
(Contact Person: Angie Goncalves)

Shelly Stein, M.S.W.
200 St. Clair Avenue West, Ste. 408
Toronto, Ontario M4V  1R1

Dr. Neil Alexander Rector
416-535-8501, ext. 4820
(at CAMH)

Laura Dent, M.A., Counselling Psychology (offers CBT)
120 Eglinton Avenue East, 10th Floor
Toronto, Ontario  M4P  1E2

Margaret Hicks, M.Sc., RSW
Hicks Counselling Services
120 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1E2
Phone: 416-822-9659




Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Associates of Toronto

100 Adelaide Street West - Suite 805

Toronto, ON M5H 1S3

Telephone: 416 363-4228

Fax: 416 363-9444


The Cognitive and Interpersonal Therapy Centre

100 Adelaide St. West, Ste. 401

Toronto  M5H  1S3



The Dalton Team - Psychological & Counselling Services

(80 associated professionals including registered psychologists,

registered psychological associates, counsellors and psychotherapists, child and

youth counsellors, student counsellors.  Visit the web site to search the

database by region at


Neuro Health Inc.

1791 Albion Rd. Toronto, ON   M9W 5S7

Tel: 416-674-6387  Fax: 416-674-7280



Neuro Health Inc.(R) specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for anxiety and stress related disorders. We offer alternative therapies such as Virtual Reality Therapy for social anxiety related phobias. We promote health and wellness through a comprehensive evaluation, and treatment models that look at the emotional, mental, and spiritual well being of an individual. We can help you feel more in control of your life while accessing your natural capacity towards healing and reaching your peak potential.



International Academy of Cognitive Therapy (IACT)

77 Harbour Square, Suite 1308

Toronto, ON M5J 2S2

PHONE:  (416) 410-6699


Behaviour Therapy Institute

62 Charles St. E.

Toronto  M4Y  1T1



The Ontario Psychological Association

730 Yonge Street

Suite 221

Toronto, Ontario

M4Y 2B7

Telephone: (416)961- 5552

Or use their on-line Referral Search Form at

Ask for a psychologist who utilizes CBT techniques.


 Toronto Centre for Cognitive Therapy

Scotia Plaza, 49th Floor

40 King St. West

Toronto  M5H  4A2


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Anxiety Disorders Clinic, (416) 535-8501 ext. 6819
Mood Disorders Clinic, (416) 979-6868
Interpersonal Therapy Clinic, (416) 535-8501 ext. 6227
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (cbt) Unit, (416) 535-8501 ext. 4877

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Mood and Anxiety Program
(416) 535-8501 x4332
Andrew Welch, Occupational Therapist, runs an eight-week training workshop on this meditation-type therapy for the prevention of anxiety and depression.

Dorothy Madgett Clinic (University and Dundas area) Relaxation Therapy (416) 340-7070


The Toronto Stress Centre and Research Clinic

The Toronto Stress Centre & Research ClinicŪ specializes in the care of people suffering from stress-related illnesses and disorders. Using a truly integrated approach, it combines orthodox medicine with CAM (complementary and alternative medicine), and life coaching to provide effective and complete care for those looking to restore well being and create balance in their lives.


You can also contact social workers. To find out, please contact the association below:


The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

410 rue Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2G6

phone: (416)923-4848




Mental Health Canada

McMaster University Anxiety Disorders Clinic

McMaster University Anxiety Disorders Clinic

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