Lezlee Lindzon is a practicing Social Worker with over 15 years of clinical experience. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Psychology followed by a Masters of Social Work Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Her previous professional experience includes working with a variety of client populations in both community and acute health care settings such as Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. She has worked extensively in the areas of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Oncology. It has been a very strong focus for her to provide needed support to individuals and families coping with practical barriers and emotional challenges when faced with a life changing medical condition. Her scope of practice has included helping clients address life transitions and the inherent stressors of navigating a complex service and healthcare system. In particular, she has worked in the area of youth transitioning to the adult healthcare system who present with complex neuro-developmental issues.
Lezlee’s primary areas of interest are providing support to adults, youth and their families coping with neurological conditions which include Acquired Brain Injury. Beyond the impact of these medical conditions there are psychological and emotional stressors that should not be overlooked as important factors of overall health and quality of life. She promotes a collaborative approach with clients to identify strengths and new coping strategies to address challenging issues. She believes that each person has a unique story and perspective in which they bring to relationships and managing life stressors.
Lezlee has trained in Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Mediation. Lezlee continues to participate in health care and in promoting community collaboration to address best practices for people living with neurological conditions.