Dr. Lyzon K. Babchishin, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Lyzon, a registered clinical psychologist, provides psychological services to adults and couples with a range of difficulties, such as relational difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma, emotion deregulation (including self-harm), self-worth/self-esteem issues (including assertiveness training) as well as grief and bereavement. Lyzon maintains a particular interest in working with adults and couples affected by trauma such as first responders, veterans and individuals with a history of childhood abuse or neglect.
Lyzon’s prevailing theoretical orientation integrates elements of emotionally-focused and skills-based approaches (e.g., dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness). She works collaboratively with each client to set up treatment goals and tailors intervention plans according to best practice and current research. In addition, Lyzon aims to provide a safe, empathic, and warm therapeutic environment for her clients.
Lyzon earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa in 2014. She received her clinical training from a variety of hospital and community-based clinics in the Ottawa region. For instance, Lyzon has worked at the DBT Borderline and Outpatient Clinics at the Montfort Hospital, the HIV Clinic at The Ottawa Hospital, the Elmgrove Acute Care Hospital (inpatient and outpatient clinics) in Brockville, the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma, and the Centre for Psychological Services and Research. She has also worked at the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute wherein she was trained in Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy.
Lyzon continues her professional development through regular supervision, workshops and training, conferences, and scientific readings. She maintains membership in numerous professional organizations and continues to be involved in research that aims to better understand the developmental risk and outcomes of childhood trauma.
Lyzon is a Bluecross provider and regularly completes psychological assessments for Veterans Affairs.