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Dr. Karina Zorzella, Clinical Psychologist & Director at East Lake Centre Psychological Services, speaking English and Portuguese

Dr. Karina Zorzella

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D., C.Psych.

Works With:

Children (0+), Teenagers (12+), Adults (18+), Families


English, Portuguese

My clinical work focuses on individuals and families experiencing distress related to trauma and loss, grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, learning disabilities, ADHD, pregnancy and postpartum, and child-parent attachment difficulties. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and families. I provide therapy, psychological assessment, and training and supervision to psychology trainees and other mental health professionals. 

My therapy approach is rooted in attachment and psychodynamic principles and builds upon a secure and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Through self-knowledge and self-exploration, we will work together to identify healthier ways to cope and relate. I also integrate other therapy modalities to tailor treatment to individuals’ and families’ unique needs. I strive to create an environment of safety where people can work at their own pace, learn about themselves, and achieve their goals.

I’m the founder and clinical director of East Lake Centre. When I founded East Lake Centre in February 2023, my utmost goal was to create a collaborative team-based centre providing comprehensive and in-depth psychological assessment and psychotherapy to individuals and families across the lifespan. 

Areas Of Focus

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