Dr. Lori Ann Blessing is a clinical, health and rehabilitation psychologist registered in the assessment and treatment of adults by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Queen’s University and subsequently completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, with rotations in Chronic Pain, Outpatient Mental Health, Insomnia, HIV and Infectious Diseases, Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation as well as Family Medicine/Urology. Dr. Blessing has worked with a myriad of presenting concerns including chronic pain, generalized anxiety disorder, vehicular anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, post traumatic stress, dual diagnosis within the context of developmental disability and depressive disorders among others. Through her work within the Function and Pain Program at the Health Recovery Clinic and Mount Sinai Hospital, she has gained extensive experience in assisting clients in their psychological preparation for returning to work after a period of injury or disability. Utilizing evidence-based, cognitive behavioural approaches, Dr. Blessing strives to create a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship with those whom she treats.
Dr. Blessing is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, Canadian Pain Society and the Ontario Psychological Association.