Are you ready to feel better?

Proven, effective techniques to help you work

through life’s challenges

Call 289-700-8994

to set up a free 15-minute
consult or to book
an appointment

How we think can dramatically
affect how we feel.

CBT shows us how our thought patterns influence our feelings, how we act in the world, and how we feel in our body. These parts of ourselves are all intimately connected. Changes in any of these areas will affect all of the other areas. It is very easy to get caught in a downward spiral and it can feel hard to lift yourself out of it alone. Through a variety of tools and strategies we will identify how to reverse that spiral.

Sometimes when you are going through a difficult time it can be hard to know where to start. We can start by figuring out the easiest place to start, that will have the biggest impact, while we keep working on long-term changes.

A highly researched and well respected form of therapy

There are thousands of studies documenting the effectiveness of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. The newest approaches to CBT incorporate concepts like mindfulness, and acceptance. At CBT Solutions these techniques are used, to increase mindful awareness of ourselves, with a foundation of cultivating self compassion. We all have these skills within ourselves, but sometimes they can feel buried and hard to access.

Why Cognitive Behavioral 
Therapy Is the Current Gold 
Standardof Psychotherapy

Cognitive behavior therapy significantly reduced depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients

Issues Treated

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)offers
effective treatment for:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Disorder / Panic Attacks
Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)

Compassion Fatigue
Chronic Pain
Relationship Issues
….and more

Contact CBT Solutions today
to discuss whether we can assist with your particular struggle or life challenge



Click here for an extensive list of studies documenting CBT’s effectiveness in treating a range of conditions:

About the therapist

Liz Curran, Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist (MSW, RSW)

It’s an honour and a privilege to work with people through some of the most difficult struggles in their lives. I am constantly amazed at the strength and resiliency that we have as human beings. I believe in working with people’s strengths as well as challenges, and creating a foundation of compassion and respect in the therapy process. As a registered social worker, I have many years of experience working in community social service agencies, and private and non-profit counselling agencies. I’ve worked with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, and value diversity in all

When I’m not in the office, you can find me gardening at my home in east Hamilton, camping, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and spending time with my family and friends.


Master of Social Work: University of Toronto
Bachelor of Arts, Honours : University of Guelph
Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Adler Faculty of Continuing Education
Adapted CBT Techniques for Diagnostic Populations : Adler Faculty of Continuing Education
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist: Centre for Ayurveda and Indian Systems of Healing

Additional workshops and trainings:

  • Internal Family Systems – Clinical Applications of the IFS Model: PESI
  • Becoming an Adult Attachment Focussed Therapist: SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health
  • Empowered Boundaries: Somatic Exercises for Assertiveness and Empowerment: Wilfrid Laurier FSW
  • Effective Clinical Supervision (30hrs): Leading Edge Seminars
  • Psychological Treatment of OCD: Leading Edge Seminars
  • Legal Issues in Counselling: Leading Edge Seminars
  • Emotionally Focussed Individual Therapy: Leading Edge Seminars
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Components of Group and Individual   Treatment: Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
  • The Pain Paradox: The “Third Wave” of Mindfulness-Compassion-Based Approaches for PTSD and Complex Trauma: Leading Edge Seminars
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Centre for Mindfulness Studies
  • Top 10 Anxiety Management Techniques: Leading Edge Seminars
  • Techniques for Grief Counselling: Leading Edge Seminars
  • CBT Bootcamp – Building Core Therapist and Client Skills Using MOM2: SOS Workshops
  • CBT for Insomnia: Improving Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain, and Trauma Treatments through Sleep Management: Leading Edge Seminars
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST):  Canadian Mental Health Association
  • CBT Basics: Centre for Mindfulness Studies
  • Supervision in Human Services: Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
  • Nonviolent Conflict Prevention and Intervention
  • CBT for Anxiety, CBT for Depression, CBT for Anger and Substance Use, CBT for Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis, CBT for GAD and OCD: Adler Faculty of Continuing Education

Mark Stevens, Psychotherapy Intern (BA Psychology, Cert. Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies)

Introducing Mark, a compassionate psychotherapist in training who specializes in helping adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loss, relationship issues, sexuality, and more.

Mark’s warm and welcoming nature will help you to feel comfortable delving into your therapy process. He works to make sure the therapeutic relationship is founded on respect and collaboration. Mark also brings a unique perspective to his work as a psychotherapist, from his career in the business world. With years of experience as a technology executive, Mark understands the unique challenges and pressures faced by many of his clients, in balancing the demands of work, family, and personal life.

Whether you’re dealing with a specific issue or simply looking to improve your overall quality of life, Mark is committed to helping you achieve your goals. As a psychotherapy intern, Mark is able to offer personalized therapy at a great rate of $45/session. Insurance coverage available through supervisor’s MSW/RSW.


In Progress: MA in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy Wilfrid Laurier University
BA in Psychology: McMaster University
Certificate, Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies: University of Waterloo

Session Fees





  • Most workplace insurance plans provide coverage for sessions
    with a Registered Social Worker
  • First Nations status members have access to federal funding
  • Coverage may be possible through WSIB claims
  • Session fees can be deducted on your income tax return



Session fee : $125 / 50 minutes


468 Cumberland Ave, Hamilton, ON, L8M3M5

Parking is available on Cumberland Ave, noting street signs; on the side streets off of Cumberland; in the parking lot by the Gage Park Greenhouse. There is a small lot next to the building where you may park if space permits.
Accessible by public transit.

Call: 289-700-8994

 468 Cumberland Ave
Hamilton, ON L8M 3M5