About Our Clinic

Are you one of the millions of Canadians who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD or other medical conditions?

At the Downtown Psychology Clinic, we are focused on providing evidence-based and effective psychological treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We aim to provide clients with a safe and comfortable environment in which to help you discuss, explore and resolve your current difficulties to work towards a happier and more productive life.

Whatever difficulties you are having, we will work with you in a collaborative way to determine the best approach to suit your needs, goals and values. Reaching out for help isn’t easy – but this is the first step.

Our Team

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Dr. Noah Lazar, C.Psych.
Clinical Director | Psychologist

Dr. Lazar offers assessment and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for a range of difficulties, including schizophrenia and psychosis, depression, and anxiety, with particular interests in generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia and social anxiety disorder.

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Dr. Kathryn Walker, C.Psych.
Clinical Director | Psychologist

Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Walker is a registered clinical and health psychologist who works with adults, children, adolescents and families. She completed her graduate training at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where much of her research and clinical work centered on the treatment of ADHD…

Dr. Virginia Boquiren, C.Psych.
Psychologist

Dr. Virginia Boquiren is a clinical psychologist and is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University, Illinois, USA. She completed her predoctoral internship at Vancouver Coastal Health, in the Health Psychology specialty track.

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Dr. Carly Brescacin, C.Psych.
Psychologist

Dr. Carly Brescacin is a registered clinical and health psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario working with adults with a broad range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic, obsessions and compulsions, eating concerns, navigating stressors and transitions…

Dr. Reena Chopra, C.Psych.
Psychologist

Dr. Chopra is a clinical psychologist who works with adults and adolescents. She conducts diagnostic assessments and provides treatment for various psychological concerns, including: depression, anxiety, workplace issues, posttraumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, substance use…

Dr. Houyuan Luo, C.Psych.
Psychologist

Dr. Houyuan Luo is a registered Counselling and Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He provides psychological assessment and psychotherapy to adults with various difficulties such as mood, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss…

Dr. Daniel Peluso, C.Psych.
Psychologist

Dr. Daniel Peluso’s clinical focus includes assessment and treatment (cognitive behavioural therapy) of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma-related disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, pain and illness-related disorders, and interpersonal difficulties. Dr. Peluso is a member of…

Ms. Rosa Dragonetti, M.A., R.P.
Registered Psychotherapist

Rosa Dragonetti is a Psychotherapist and is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She completed a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and has been working at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) for over twenty years as a therapist, researcher…

Bailee Malivoire, M.A.
Therapist

Bailee provides assessment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for mood and anxiety-related difficulties, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobia, health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, perfectionism, and major depressive disorder.

Kathleen Stewart, M.A.
Therapist

Kathleen (Katie) provides assessment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for anxiety difficulties (including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, agoraphobia, health anxiety), mood difficulties (major depressive disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Julia Schaefer, B.Sc.
Intake Coordinator

Julia Schaefer is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto where she obtained an Honors Bachelor of Science with a Specialist in Mental Health. For her honors thesis, she researched how beliefs about help-seeking and technology predicted preferences for different forms of teletherapy. Before graduating…

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Reaching out for help isn’t easy,
but you have already taken the first step.