Dr. Angela Lachowski is a registered clinical psychologist with 7 years of experience providing psychological assessment and treatment to adults with a variety of presenting concerns. She completed her Master’s and Doctoral degrees at Ryerson University, where she specialized in insomnia treatment and research under the mentorship of internationally renowned Dr. Colleen Carney. Her predoctoral residency was completed at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto in the Complex Care and Recovery program in adult and youth Concurrent Disorders (individuals with both a disorder in the psychotic spectrum as well as concurrent substance use or dependence). Dr. Lachowski has been trained clinically in a variety of placements, including St. Michael’s Family Health Department (Psychology Clinic), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Complex Mental Illness department including schizophrenia and bipolar spectrum disorders), and St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton (Mood Disorders, Personality, and Women’s Health Concerns units). Dr. Lachowski has extensive clinical and research training in the area of insomnia and sleep/circadian rhythm disorders.
Dr. Lachowski has specialized training in working with clients with mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorders), psychotic disorders (e.g. schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder), anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety/worry, social anxiety, panic, health anxiety), and sleep disorders as well as extensive experience with grief, relationship concerns, and navigating life stressors. She is primarily a cognitive behavioural therapist who helps her clients identify and change maladaptive thought and behaviour patterns that are contributing to their current distress or poor functioning. When appropriate, Dr. Lachowski will also employ other empirically validated, client-centered therapeutic modalities such as mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and emotion-focused therapy. She believes that building a safe, trusting, collaborative relationship with clients is the cornerstone to successful therapy. She concentrates strongly on creating an open, non-judgmental environment that promotes client growth and self-exploration.