Dr. Laura Katz
Dr. Katz has travelled to 24 countries
If she could only eat one meal for the rest of her life it would be Pad Thai
She once got stuck in the mud in an ATV in the jungle in Panama
She has a 90 lbs labradoodle named Bamba
She once hiked up a mountain in the Swiss alps for a piece of blueberry pie
Dr. Laura Katz
Dr. Laura Katz is registered to provide services to adults with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) with specialization in Clinical, Health and Rehabilitation Psychology.
Training/Work Experience: Dr. Katz completed her Ph.D. from Queen’s University and a 1-year clinical residency in Health/Rehabilitation at the London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Canada. In addition to working at MindFit, Dr. Katz is an Assistant Professor at McMaster University, and also works as a psychologist at the Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic at McMaster University where she provides patient care, in addition to program development, evaluation, research, teaching and supervision.
Presenting Concerns: Dr. Katz works with adults and specializes in helping individuals with a broad range of challenges including chronic pain and chronic health issues, anxiety disorders/phobias, low mood/depression, difficulties with sleep, life-related stressors and transitions, relationship/job/academic difficulties, coping with COVID-19/uncertainty and loneliness, and emotion regulation challenges.
Approach: She primarily utilizes a cognitive-behavioural therapy framework and also includes elements of acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, emotion-focused skills, and motivational interviewing for a client-centred approach grounded in evidence-based practice.
Outside of MindFit: Dr. Katz is a proud mother of a toddler and Labradoodle, and enjoys going on family walks, traveling and exercising.