Dr. Lazar offers assessment and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for a wide range of difficulties, including schizophrenia and psychosis, depression, and anxiety, with particular interests in generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia and social anxiety disorder. Dr Lazar also has experience working with individuals who are dealing with chronic pain and relationship issues. He also works extensively with clients in preparation to return to work after sustaining a disability, as well as with the LGBTQ community. He is certified by the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CACBT/ACTCC in Quebec) in cognitive behavioural therapy.
Dr. Lazar completed his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Western Ontario. He completed his clinical residency at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, in their Mood Disorders Clinic, Neuropsychology Service, and their Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Illness Clinic. He also worked in numerous inpatient and outpatient psychiatric clinics before beginning work full-time in private practice at CBT Associates of Toronto.
Dr. Lazar frequently teaches CBT workshops, and is an Adjunct Professor and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate Program Director at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. He is also a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA), and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT).
Please note that our associates work with many presenting issues, some of which are not listed in this biography. Please speak to our intake team at 416-363-4228 for more information.
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