Leslie Balmer, PhD, C. Psych.
Dr. Balmer is a registered psychologist with over 30 years experience in the assessment/treatment of children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of hospital and community social service settings. She treats individuals for a wide variety of psychological challenges and has a particular interest in anxiety disorders.
Dr. Balmer’s areas of specialization include treating children, adolescents, and adults who are living with a life-threatening illness or trauma victims who have suffered the death of a loved one through accident, suicide, or murder. Further, she consults with and/or assesses/treats mental health professionals, legal/court appointed representatives, individuals supporting victims of crime, medical/emergency service personel, front-line workers, and others who have been exposed to trauma in the workplace.
Drawing primarily on a cognitive/behavioural therapy background, Dr. Balmer incorporates art, games, and play into her treatment of children. She has published articles on childhood and adolescent bereavement and has lectured and facilitated training workshops in Canada, the U.S., South America, Europe, and Australia. She is an invited member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement. Dr. Balmer is a consulting psychologist to the Toronto Police Service and to the Pilot Recruitment Programme at Jazz Aviation LP.