Dr. Neil Levitsky, MD, FRCPC Psychiatrist


343 Wilson Ave., suite 301, Toronto, Ontario            

M3H 1T1

416-515-7741


Email:  drlevitsky@rogers.com

 

Note Re: COVID-19 Pandemic:

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I am not seeing patients in person.  For group assessments, and for all my group sessions, I am using videoconferencing.

I will resume in-person meeting once it is safe to do so.  But please note that I am running all my groups currently, via online video sessions, so I am still open to referrals for the groups.

Stay safe and healthy !


see my youtube channel for suggestions on coping with stress and anxiety around COVID-19:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn7mKyKwPDI


Security info re video communication:

Just like online shopping or email, Virtual Care (video chat) has some inherent privacy and security risks that your health information may be intercepted or unintentionally disclosed. No internet based video system can ever be completely secure.  That being said, I am using video communication systems that are modern, have been tested, are used in many healthcare settings around the world, and are very secure, so the odds of any breach of confidentiality would be extremely low.  Thus, I am very confidant in using this means of communicating.  I want to make sure you understand this before we proceed. In order to improve privacy and confidentiality, you should also take steps to participate in any virtual care encounter in a private setting and should not use an employer’s or someone else’s computer/device as they may be able to access your information.




Welcome to my website; I am a psychiatrist focusing primarily on Cognitive Therapy and mindfulness approaches to therapy.

Cognitive Therapy (also called Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, or CBT) helps through identifying and changing negative thoughts, negative self-talk, and problematic assumptions and beliefs.  Negative thoughts are often inaccurate: these are called Cognitive Distortions.

CBT is a very practical, "hands-on" approach, where clients are taught skills and provided with tools they can use to deal with problems and psychological distress. After each session, there is homework to practice these tools. 

Mindfulness means paying attention to whatever is going on in the present moment, in a non-judgmental way.  This allows for acceptance of things that can’t be changed, and also the ability to reflect on how to respond to things that do require change, without getting caught up in automatic, habitual reactions.

I offer individual and group treatment for a wide range of mental health problems and psychological difficulties.  I particularly focus on depression and anxiety disorders.  In addition to CBT, I use medications when necessary.  Click on the links above for more information.


Referrals:

Note: I am not able to take any referrals for individual therapy at this time.  I can only take referrals for my groups - please have your doctor fax me a referral, at fax: 416-515-0241.