Dr. Shona Tritt is a Clinical Psychologist and an Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Dr. Tritt received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2014 after completing a post-graduate fellowship at Yale University, a masters degree from University College London, and a honours B.A from Concordia University. Dr. Tritt has previously worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at New York University, and has taught at the Rotman School of Management.
As a therapist, Dr. Tritt is well versed in cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, as well as psychodynamic therapies. She provides tailored treatment for couples and for adults afflicted with a variety of psychological conditions including anxiety disorders, depression, and personality disorders, as well as difficult issues such as relationship problems, life transitions, job difficulties, shyness, and low self-esteem. Dr. Tritt is also a certified executive coach who strives to help individuals to be better able to achieve their goals in professional as well as personal domains.
Dr. Tritt 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 suggests 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.