Dr. Zoë Laksman is a registered psychologist who completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University (Chicago, IL), from which she also received a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. She completed her clinical training at the York University Counselling and Development Centre, the Toronto District School Board, and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Unit and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She has previously worked as a staff psychologist at Cleveland Clinic Canada.
Dr. Laksman provides therapy to older adolescents and to adults in individual, couple and group settings. Her primary areas of clinical interest include anxiety disorders (i.e. panic attacks, social anxiety, chronic worrying, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, trauma, stress management, adjustment issues, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, and grief counselling.
Dr. Laksman’s primary theoretical orientation is cognitive behavioural therapy, although she integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client or couple. Her background and training have shaped her interest in promoting improved psychological health, interpersonal functioning and wellness. With compassion and understanding, she works with clients to help them build on their strengths and attain personal goals.
Dr. Laksman is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and the Ontario Psychological Association. She is listed with the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.