Dr. Lisa Bolshin
Dr. Lisa Bolshin is a psychologist in supervised practice (final year of clinical training prior to autonomous practice). She has experience assessing and treating individuals with a variety of neurological and psychological conditions. She provides psychological and neuropsychological assessments as well as treatment within all Toronto Brain Health service areas including concussion, acquired brain injury, psychological health and healthy aging / dementia. She believes that the therapeutic approach should be tailored to her clients’ unique needs and works collaboratively with each person. She has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Meditation, and integrating other evidence-based methodologies as needed.
Dr. Bolshin attained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University with a declared competency in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology. She conducted her doctoral research at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, on the effect of depression on individuals’ scope of attention. Her pre-doctoral residency was completed at the Saskatoon Health Region in the areas of Rehabilitation Health Psychology and Neuropsychology. In addition to her work at Toronto Brain Health she is also pursuing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Community Head Injury Resources Services (CHIRS), where she provides neuropsychological assessments to individuals with a variety of acquired and traumatic brain injuries. As part of her work at CHIRS she has developed and implemented a group therapy program based on dialectical behavior therapy and mindfulness meditation techniques. Dr. Bolshin has also pursued training at several other sites including the Clinical Neuropsychology Services at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, the Neurorehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury programs at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Neuropsychological Services at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Vanier Centre for Women and Maplehurst Correctional Centre, and in the community at the Oshawa Psychological and Counselling Services.
Dr. Bolshin's practice areas are in clinical psychology and neuropsychology across all adult ages (18-90+). She is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.