Dr. Leorra Newman received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson University. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and North York General Hospital, with specializations in treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and psychological effects of cancer diagnoses or treatment. Dr. Newman has also received clinical training at St. Michael’s Hospital (Department of Family and Community Medicine), the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (Psychological Trauma Program and Alternate Inpatient Milieu), and at Ryerson University (Sleep and Depression Lab and Anxiety Research and Treatment Lab). Dr. Newman has conducted research on mindfulness approaches to anxiety and factors affecting individuals` treatment choices for anxiety-based problems, as well as neuroscientific research on memory and sensorimotor function.
At CBT Associates, Dr. Newman provides assessment and cognitive behavioural therapy for a variety of anxiety, mood, stress-related, and physical concerns, as well as insomnia. She has experience incorporating approaches that include mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation skills such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Treatment is tailored to individual clients`needs.
Dr. Newman is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, the Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, and the Ontario Psychological Association.
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.