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Ms. Justine Braham

B.A.
Accepting assessments only.
PRACTICUM STUDENT (DOCTORAL IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY)

I am a fifth-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Ottawa. I am currently completing a practicum at the Centre for Change under the supervision of Dr. Laura Nichols, Ph.D., C.Psych. As a therapist, I aim to provide a warm, compassionate, and supportive environment where you feel comfortable sharing your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. Although I will look for opportunities where you can try challenging yourself, I believe that you know yourself best.

I have worked with many different people using a range of evidence-based modalities. For individuals, I have received training in treating symptoms related to depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, stress, ADHD, sexual difficulties, and OCD. For couples, I have received training in working with communication problems, performance anxiety, sexual desire discrepancies, infidelity, PTSD, conflict resolution, long-term sexual sequelae of medical diseases (e.g., musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease) and psychological problems (e.g., anxiety, depression). Lastly, I have experience with the following evidence-based modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). I typically take an integrative approach to therapy because every person’s situation is different, and our work together should be catered to meet your specific needs. 

Other Professional Contributions

Along with my clinical training, I am also involved in various research projects as a doctoral student at the University of Ottawa. For example, I was a treatment facilitator for the Racial Stress and Trauma Treatment Protocol, a 12-step program that aims to help people of colour heal from racial trauma. Additionally, I am researching therapeutic ruptures. Therapeutic ruptures are moments when there is a strain or breakdown in the quality of the relationship between patient and therapist. Finally, I have presented at research conferences and co-authored research articles on technology-mediated sexual interactions.

Credentials

  • Ph. D Student in clinical psychology - University of Ottawa (2019- present)
  • B.A. (Hon.) Honours in psychology - University of Guelph (2014-2018)

Clinical Services for Adults, 18-65 years

  • Structured and semi-structured psycho-diagnostic assessments
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety disorders (generalized, social anxiety)
  • Emotion dysregulation
  • Depressive disorders