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Rami Nijjar, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Rami Nijjar is a clinical psychologist licensed in both Quebec and British Columbia.  Her main area of clinical focus are sexual concerns, couples therapy, and ADHD.  Rami completed her PhD at Concordia University, where she researched the impact of parent-child dynamics on later attachment patterns in children of parents with bipolar disorder. Over the last decade, Rami has worked across Canada with leading experts in the field of sex and relationships, including Dr. Lori Brotto and Dr. Peggy Kleinplatz, running groups for individuals and couples struggling with a range of intimacy challenges.   During this time she also undertook training to become a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher through the UCSD School of Medicine. 

Combining these approaches, Rami has developed a method of working with clients that focuses on maintaining a balanced awareness of the needs of oneself, one’s partner, and the relationship as a whole. She integrates principles from mindfulness, self-compassion, emotion-focused therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy to help clients feel healthier and happier in their relationship to themselves and in their relationships with others.  Her approach values anti-oppression, compassion for self and other, and authentic self-expression. Alongside her work at Connecte Psychology, Rami is the founder and director of Resilience Psychotherapy, a training clinic operating out of British Columbia and Quebec.

In her personal life, Rami also values a balanced approach.  In her free time, she is an avid swimmer, outdoors enthusiast, writer, cook, and party planner.  She is passionate about her life in Montreal, loves to travel and maintains close ties with her community of family, friends, and collaborators both locally and globally.