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Dr. Leorra Newman, PhD, C.Psych (Supervised Practice)


Dr. Leorra Newman received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson University.  She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and North York General Hospital, with specializations in treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and psychological effects of cancer diagnoses or treatment.  Dr. Newman has also received clinical training at St. Michael’s Hospital (Department of Family and Community Medicine), the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (Psychological Trauma Program and Alternate Inpatient Milieu), and at Ryerson University (Sleep and Depression Lab and Anxiety Research and Treatment Lab).  Dr. Newman has conducted research on mindfulness approaches to anxiety and factors affecting individuals` treatment choices for anxiety-based problems, as well as neuroscientific research on memory and sensorimotor function.

At CBT Associates, Dr. Newman provides assessment and cognitive behavioural therapy for a variety of anxiety, mood, stress-related, and physical concerns, as well as insomnia. She has experience incorporating approaches that include mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation skills such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).  Treatment is tailored to individual clients`needs.

Dr. Newman is currently completing her year of supervised practice as a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  She is a member of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, the Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, and the Ontario Psychological Association.

Please note that our associates work with many presenting issues, some of which are not listed in this biography. Please speak to our intake team at 416-363-4228 for more information.


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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