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

Clinical Psychologist
Thanks for taking the time to read about the services I offer at the Centre for Change.  I founded the Centre in 2017, because I wanted to create a sanctuary space, exclusive to adults, in the West end of Ottawa. A space that is private and serene and filled with hope. Let me tell you a bit about me which may help you determine whether you...

Ms. Cindy Bradley

Client Coordinator
Working as the Client Coordinator for the Centre for Change; I am looking forward to greeting you in person or by phone. I am an active wife and mother of 2 terrific, teenage boys and my boxer dog - Carter! I have a deep passion for mental wellness and have worked for many years as a volunteer with the Do It for Daron (#DIFD) Foundatio...

Dr. Lianne Rosen

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. I aim to create an open, nonjudgmental environmen...

Dr. Sophie Duranceau

Clinical Psychologist
My therapeutic style is warm, genuine, and strengths-based. Together, we will work to identify your personal values, unique needs and treatment goals. We will then identify strategies that can help you move towards those goals while remaining true to yourself. I practice using evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioural The...

Ms. Amanda Krygsman

Social Worker
I have primarily been trained a cognitive behavioural therapist and have received supervision in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. I use strategies from these modalities as applicable to each individual client. I have several years of experience working as a social worker in community and university settings. 

Dr. Andrew Lumb

Clinical and Health Psychologist
My therapeutic style is warm, genuine, and non-judgmental. I will work collaboratively with you to understand your concerns and identify what triggers and maintains your specific problem(s). Together, we will come up with a treatment plan that is in line with your needs and goals. Using evidence based treatment approaches, we will work together ...

Ms. Amanda Burri

Registered Psychotherapist
As your therapist, I am here to create a safe, warm, and nonjudgmental environment where you will feel comfortable to share your experiences. I believe that therapy is not only about addressing thoughts, emotions, and behaviours, but also helping you uncover strengths and learn new skills to deal with the challenges that arise in life.  I a...

Ms. Elisa Makadi

Registered Psychotherapist
Feelings of fear, worry, and ‘stuckness’ can be a struggle for all of us. If you’re reading this right now, you may be in the thick of it. 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 and light e...

Dr. Levi Riven

Clinical Psychologist
It is often said that suffering is part of the human condition. We all, at some point in our lives, confront difficult challenges; we all go through times when physical pain rises, and motivation drops; when our deepest fears, insecurities, and anxieties surface and seem to gain control of our thoughts and actions, while our talents, strengths, ...
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