Get to Know Me
I am Dr. Nicolás F. Narvaez Linares. You can call me Nicolás or Dr. Nick; my pronouns are he/him.
I am a registered Pediatric Psychologist in Ontario and Québec, offering services to the Ottawa-Gatineau region in French, English and Spanish. I completed a Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.) in Psychology with a specialization in neuroscience and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in neuroscience at the University of Ottawa. During my Ph.D. training, I specialized in child, adolescent, and family services. I completed my training in different Hospitals, School Board, and Community Centers in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and post-doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
I currently split my time between the public and private sectors and am involved in different associations related to Psychology.
If you want to know more about me, you can visit my LinkedIn profile to have an overview. Otherwise, you can access my C.V. below.
A little bit about me
Who am I?
I grew up in Lima, Péru for 11 years before my family immigrated to Montréal, Québec. I lived in Montréal for 10 years before moving to Ottawa to pursue post-secondary education. I never intended to become a Psychologist. I was studying Health Sciences to become a physician or a nurse until I took a psychology elective at the end of my degree. After one class, I immediately fell in love with Psychology. After long hours of research, I found the perfect combination of Science and Social Sciences, Clinical Neuropsychologist; the perfect job for me!
I moved to Ottawa to complete my training. I decided to study at the University of Ottawa because its training allowed me to be trained in both official languages. It was vital for me to learn the subtleties in both languages to provide quality services to my patients. In addition, the University of Ottawa allowed me to study a combination of neurosciences and psychology, which was essential for my training and my future career.
I practice in the areas of Clinical Psychology and School Psychology. I offer services to children, youth and their families (aged 3 to 19) in English, French, and Spanish. I am currently working on obtaining my competency in Clinical Neuropsychology.
I am known for my warm, approachable and authentic style. I highly value giving you space without judgment where you feel you can be yourself.