Our Team


The team at the Centre for Change we provide evidenced based psychological and mental health services to individuals in Ottawa and throughout Ontario. 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 symptoms of occupational stress & injury, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, bipolar disorder and others want to improve their interpersonal relationships, increase life satisfaction, find greater meaning in life.

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!

We are unable to offer crisis services. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911, proceed to your nearest emergency room, or call your local mental health crisis line (e.g. within Ottawa 613-722-6914; within Quebec 1-866-277-3553; within Ontario 1-866-531-2600). A Canada-wide number is also available at 1-833-456-4566; for more information, visit www.crisisservicescanada.ca.

In some cases, we will refer clients to other services if we believe what you are experiencing falls outside of our scope of practice. Please do not hesitate to ask us if you are unsure whether or not we are a good fit for you.

The Team

© 2015 DR. LAURA A. NICHOLS, PH.D., C. PSYCH.