Dr. Lara Genik

Dr. Lara Genik

Clinical Psychologist

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Professional Summary

Dr. Genik works with children and adolescents presenting with a range of difficulties. She uses an engaging, client-centered, strength-based, and developmental approach to her work, collaborating closely with parents, schools, and health professionals.

Areas of Practice

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotion regulation difficulties
  • Behavioural issues
  • Parent/child relational issues
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, specific learning disorder)

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure with response prevention (ERP)
  • Emotion focused family therapy (EFT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist – College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO)


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of Guelph
  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, University of Guelph
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours, (B.A.), Major: Psychology; Minor: Family and Child Studies, University of Guelph

Current Professional Positions

  • Archways Centre for CBT
  • Vanier Children’s Mental Wellness, Intensive Services

Past Professional Positions

  • Western University, Health and Wellness Centre (Internship)
  • University of Guelph, Centre for Psychological Services (Practicum)
  • Halton District School Board (Practicum)
  • Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre/Hamilton Health Sciences Centre (Practicum)

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