Dr. Leah Hartman, C. Psych. (Supervised Practice)

Dr. Leah Hartman received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University and is a clinical psychologist (supervised practice). She has received clinical training in a variety of settings, including the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, conducting both assessment and therapy with adults living with a variety of mental illnesses. Dr. Hartman offers therapy for adults experiencing a diversity of struggles including anxiety and mood disorders, psychosis, stress-related conditions, anger, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorders, relationship difficulties, and problems adjusting to new life circumstances. Dr. Hartman is also skilled in the area of forensic/violence risk, cognitive, personality, and diagnostic assessments.

 

Dr. Hartman’s clinical approach draws on client-centred, cognitive behavioural, compassion-focused, and emotion-focused therapeutic modalities. Above all else, she aims to tailor treatment to each clients’ unique background, needs and preferences. Dr. Hartman places a strong emphasis on developing supportive and collaborative relationships with each of her clients by creating a safe, empathic, nonjudgmental space in which to explore life’s challenges. Dr. Hartman also strives to instill genuine hope in her clients and helps clients become more aware of and utilize their strengths to work towards achieving important life goals. Clients often comment that Dr. Hartman is warm, genuine, highly empathic and that they feel deeply understood and heard.