Dr. Lori Ann Blessing

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Dr. Lori Ann Blessing, Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Blessing is a clinical, health and rehabilitation psychologist registered in the assessment and treatment of adults by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Blessing joined MindBeacon in 2017 as a clinical psychologist and served as its Senior Clinical Director beginning in 2019, providing clinical oversight to MindBeacon’s national team of therapists and psychologists. Dr. Blessing worked at Mount Sinai Hospital from 2012 to 2017 and was previously a psychologist at the Health Recovery Clinic from 2005 to 2017. Dr. Blessing received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Queen’s University and subsequently completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, with rotations in Chronic Pain, Outpatient Mental Health, Insomnia, HIV and Infectious Diseases, Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Family Medicine/Urology. Dr. Blessing has worked in the areas of chronic pain, generalized anxiety disorder, vehicular anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, dual diagnosis within the context of developmental disability and depressive disorders, among others. Through her work within the Function and Pain Program at the Health Recovery Clinic and Mount Sinai Hospital, she has gained extensive experience in assisting clients in their psychological preparation for returning to work after a period of injury or disability. Dr. Blessing is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the Canadian Psychological Association and the Ontario Psychological Association. Dr. Blessing also holds a Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Lakehead University.