Dr. Shona Tritt received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2014. Prior to that, she was awarded a post-graduate fellowship from Yale University and a masters degree from University College London in 2010, as well as a honours B.A from Concordia University in 2008. Dr. Tritt has practiced as a Clinical Psychologist, Psychological Scientist, and Faculty Lecturer at the University of Toronto.
As a therapist, Dr. Tritt provides evidence-based treatments. She is well versed in cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, as well as mindfulness-based, and psychodynamic therapies. She provides tailored treatment for adults afflicted with a variety of psychological conditions including anxiety disorders, depression, and personality disorders, as well as difficult issues such chronic pain/illness, divorce, relationship problems, life transitions, grief, trauma, job difficulties, and low self-esteem.
In addition to working at the Clinic on Dupont, Dr. Tritt holds a faculty position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She has conducted academic research that explores how expectations and beliefs affect perception and memory. Her research findings suggest that people have a propensity to see and to remember information that fits with their beliefs and expectations, regardless of what is actually in front of them. Dr. Tritt’s research findings suggest the enormous potential of psychological interventions. To the extent that psychological interventions can change your beliefs and your expectations, they can – quite literally — change what you see and how you understand the world.
Dr. Tritt is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Ontario Psychological Association.