Our Team

The team at the Centre for Change provide evidenced based psychological and mental health services to individuals in the National Capitol Region and beyond. We are a group of psychologists and therapists passionate about the work we do and we know change is possible.

Change can be difficult and usually takes time, yet we have seen first-hand that human beings can make the transformations needed to reduce suffering, to cope more effectively, and to live a happier more fulfilling life.

Clients come to us wanting to reduce anxiety, symptoms of bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, depression or stress, others want to improve their relationships with others, increase life satisfaction, spiritual concerns or seeking greater meaning for their lives.

Individually and as a team we are compassionate and skilled and recognize it is our privilege to guide you during this period in your life.

We welcome you at the Centre for Change!

The Team

Dr. Laura Nichols Ph.D., C. Psych

Clinical Psychologist

My demeanour, both personal and professional, is relaxed and warm which I boast is due to my east coast roots! I grew up in Nova Scotia and hold many east coast values close as they are an important part of who I am as a person and as a psychologist. I work collaboratively with you and together we will formulate a plan that will address the specific problem(s) you are experiencing. Change is possible.

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Cindy Bradley

Client Coordinator

Working as our Client Coordinator; Cindy is looking forward to greeting you in person or by phone. She is an active wife and mother of 2 terrific boys and her boxer dog! She has a deep passion for mental wellness and has worked many years as a volunteer with the Do It for Daron Foundation at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. 

Dr. Levi Riven C. Psych

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Levi Riven uses cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness strategies to help clients alleviate unwanted and intrusive thoughts, overcome fear, build resilience, enhance motivation and productivity, and find greater fulfillment from work and relationships. Levi’s approach to therapy is empathic, non-judgmental, collaborative, and solution-focused. Levi works with individuals with ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and post-concussion syndrome.

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Lianne Rosen M.Sc. Ph.D, C. Psych (supervised practice)

Clinical & Health Psychologist

My approach to therapy is collaborative and strengths-based. I will work with you to explore the scope of the problem(s) you are facing and to develop a plan of action. I practice using evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and mindfulness.

Elisa Makadi, MA, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

I take a cognitive-behavioural and self-compassionate approach to therapy, while also employing aspects of self-acceptance and mindfulness. I can help guide you toward understanding unhelpful thought patterns, sitting with difficult feelings, and finding new ways of engaging with everyday life. My goal is to provide a warm, supportive, light environment for my clients, often using therapeutic strategies while searching for the humour in our struggles.

Amanda Burri, M.A. Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)


Amanda works collaboratively with her clients to develop a plan that is tailored to their needs.

Amanda Krygsman C.C.C., M.S.W., R.S.W., Ph.D.

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Social Worker

Amanda is a social worker and pursued her doctorate in counselling to gain advanced skills in counselling and research. Amanda has provided counselling in community and university settings including at the Community Counselling Service at the University of Ottawa.

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