Dr. Danielle Schwartz received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in the Mood and Anxiety Program. Dr. Schwartz has also received clinical training at St. Joseph’s Healthcare (Women’s Health Concerns Clinic and Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre) and the Centre for Student Development and Counselling at Ryerson University. In addition, she has been a therapist on clinical research trials at Ryerson University, in the Anxiety Research and Treatment Lab and in the Sleep and Depression Lab.
Dr. Schwartz has specialized training in individual and group-based CBT for mood disorders, anxiety disorders (obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder), psychological trauma, women’s health issues, and insomnia. She has conducted research in the areas of HIV prevention and gay men’s health, and applies her knowledge in these areas towards her clinical work with LGBTQ individuals.
Dr. Schwartz’s clinical practice is guided by a cognitive-behavioural theoretical orientation. She believes that the process of therapeutic change occurs through the modification of unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns in the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship. Dr. Schwartz works collaboratively with clients to create a safe and non-judgmental environment that promotes personal growth and helps individuals meet their specific goals for treatment.