About Me


Work experience

After beginning my career in community mental health as a Social Worker 20+ years ago, I have gained extensive experience in the areas of mental health and addiction.   I have also worked with youth relating to a variety of issues including sexuality, abuse and relationships.  For the past 19 years, I have worked in a tertiary care hospital with people living with mental health and addiction issues.  I also facilitated groups in the community for people living with eating disorders.  

In addition to my clinical work, I develop and deliver training and education about mental health and addiction to the public and private sectors.

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Ryerson University, 1996
  • Master of Social Work, York University, 2006

Additional Qualifications

I have received training in:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Attachment Theory
  • Compassionate Inquiry
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Diversity
  • Problematic Sexual Behaviour (hypersexuality)

I have extensive training in mental health and addiction. I have facilitated groups on grief, shame and eating disorders/disordered eating, overspending/shopping, gambling and problem technology use.






Pont, L. & Ballon, B. Online gambling, online gaming and Internet overuse: Innovative approaches to assessment and treatment for transitional age youth.  Journal of Behavioral Addictions 2-28-28-January 2013.

Kourgiantakis, T. & Pont, L.  Problem Video Gaming and Complex Mental Health in Adolescents.  Conference Paper.  Children’s Mental Health Ontario.  November 2015.


Kourgiantakis, T., Sanders, J., Pont, L., McNeil, S. & Fang, L.  Adolescent Problem Gambling: A Prevention Guide for Parents. Toronto, ON: CAMH Publications

Kourgiantakis, T., Weyman, M., Teasell, B. & Pont, L.  Family Support and Psychoeducational Group Manual for Problem Gambling. Toronto, ON: CAMH Publications.


Littman-Sharp, N., Weiser, K., Pont, L., Wolfe, J., & Ballon, B. What if it’s Not about a Drug? (2014) Addiction as Problematic Behaviour.  Fundamentals of Addictions: A Practical Guide for Counsellors.