Our Team

Nikki Kennedy, Ph.D. Candidate
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Nikki provides psychological services to individuals and couples who are experiencing a range of concerns, including relationship distress, trauma, depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, interpersonal problems, and adjustment to major life transitions or chronic illness.

 

Her treatment framework is integrative, and fosters a warm, collaborative approach to the identification of goals and development of treatment strategies tailored to clients' specific needs.  Nikki endeavours to provide a safe, open, and nurturing therapeutic environment to help clients feel understood and accepted.  Her clinical work draws from emotionally focused, experiential, interpersonal and cognitive-behavioural approaches to treatment.

 

In addition to her work at the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute (OCFI), she is working at the Centre for Psychological Services and Research at the University of Ottawa during her pre-doctoral internship.  At OCFI, Nikki's work is supervised by Dr. Alison Lee, PhD, C. Psych.

 

Nikki has had a broad range of clinical experiences, providing assessment and treatment in various settings, including the Centre for Psychological Services and Research at the University of Ottawa; the HIV Clinic, and Eating Disorders Program at the Ottawa Hospital; the Family Medicine Unit at the Montfort Hospital; the Mood Disorders Program at the Royal Ottawa Hospital; and the Elmgrove Mental Health Clinic in Brockville.  Nikki's dissertation research is an outcome study of the Hold Me Tight® Relationship Enrichment Program.