Dr. Eva Svoboda

Dr. Eva Svoboda, concussion specialist in Toronto

Dr. Eva Svoboda is a co-founding psychologist of and co-director at Toronto Brain Health. She has significant experience assessing and treating individuals with persistent symptoms following concussion (e.g., headaches, low stress tolerance, anxiety, irritability, low mood, noise/light sensitivity, etc.) and providing rehabilitation to those with acquired brain injury (e.g., stroke, brain tumor). She also provides therapy to people dealing with anxiety, stress, insomnia, chronic pain, depression, OCD and trauma, as well as individuals interested in personal development. Her approach to treatment is eclectic (drawing from various evidence-based approaches), empathic, client-centered and informed by research in neuroscience, rehabilitation and psychological therapy.

Dr. Svoboda obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Toronto and the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, specializing in clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. She was awarded national scholarships for her masters and doctoral work in the areas of memory, aging, brain injury, and neuroimaging from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Her pre-doctoral clinical internship was completed at Baycrest in clinical psychology (depression, anxiety), neuropsychology and cognitive rehabilitation. She completed further post-doctoral clinical training in these areas and also in rehabilitation psychology. 

Dr. Svoboda is an invited speaker and educator on the topics of concussion and brain injury rehabilitation at conferences, insurance companies, legal firms, teaching hospitals and universities. She has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed research publications, she is the co-author of a book on memory intervention (The Memory Link Handbook: A memory intervention method for acquired brain injury), and has been interviewed by TIME magazine, Popular Mechanics, Globe and MailNational PostToronto Star, Zoomer Radioeverythingzoomer and others. She tweets on innovation, psychology and brain health @EvaSvoboda

Outside of Toronto Brain Health, Dr. Svoboda has held several other positions including neuropsychologist and director of a memory rehabilitation program for individuals with brain injury at Baycrest (2008-2017). In this role she provided neuropsychological and psychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation and psychological therapy, conducted clinical research, supervised doctoral students and psychologists in supervised practice and created innovative rehabilitation applications for patients. She has worked in private practice offering psychological assessments and therapy for a broad range of conditions. Between 2008 - 2015 she provided consultation, assessment and psychological therapy services to West Park Healthcare Centre in neuropsychology, clinical psychology and rehabilitation psychology. She has also completed training and provided clinical services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She was a long-standing course instructor in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto, and adjunct faculty member in Psychology Graduate Studies at York University.

Dr. Svoboda is a registered psychologist and member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She is also a member of the Ontario Psychological Association. Her practice areas are in clinical neuropsychology, clinical psychology, and rehabilitation psychology across all adult ages (18-90+). Dr. Svoboda has certification in medicolegal expertise, CMLE (ON) and in the assessment for Catastrophic Impairment – Mental Behavioural, C-CAT (MB), through the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators / Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment (CSME-CAPDA).

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