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. He also has experience in assessing and treating individuals who are dealing with ADHD and works extensively with clients in preparation to return to work after sustaining a disability.
Dr. Lazar is certified by the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CACBT/ACTCC in Quebec) in cognitive behavioural therapy and takes a non-judgmental, empathic and client-centred approach to his practice in order to suit the individual needs of each client.
Dr. Lazar completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Western Ontario. He completed his clinical residency at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, in their Mood Disorders Clinic, Neuropsychology Service, and their Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Illness Clinic. He also worked in numerous inpatient and outpatient psychiatric clinics before beginning work full-time in private practice.
Dr. Lazar frequently teaches CBT workshops and is an Adjunct Professor and the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate Program Director at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto.