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Dr. Lori Ann Blessing, PhD, CPsych


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

Why choose CBT Associates?

CBT Associates is a large, well-established and rapidly-growing network of clinics that provides evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples.

We are a highly-qualified group of over 50 psychologists and psychological associates who provide personalized, compassionate, respectful and discreet treatment with the highest level of... Read More

What is the policy for cancelled or missed appointments?

To help us reliably meet the needs of all our clients, we must ask you to provide 24 hours’ notice when cancelling or rescheduling an appointment. Appointments without sufficient notice will be charged the full fee.

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What is a psychologist?


  • Are registered healthcare professionals who are regulated like physicians, surgeons, and dentists.
  • Work with individuals, groups and organizations to promote positive change by assessing and treating psychological problems.
  • Are trained to assess problems accurately using psychological tests and semi-structured interviews.... Read More
What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Psychologists are closely aligned with psychiatrists as both are highly-trained professionals. Psychiatrists are oriented toward pharmaceutical solutions (some illnesses in fact lend themselves to medication versus talk therapy, such as severe depression or schizophrenia); while psychologists are oriented toward talk therapy as a solution.

Psychologists and psychiatrists both undertake... Read More

What is the difference between a psychotherapist and a psychologist?

The first important difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is the number of years of education and training required to register by each college. The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario requires members to complete any recognized training program in psychotherapy, with 450 hours of direct client contact, and 100 hours of clinical supervision. In contrast, to... Read More

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