Ottawa Team

Joy Nnadi, B.A. (Hons)

One of the most incredible journeys we can embark upon is the journey of self-discovery. When faced with certain roadblocks, we sometimes need to turn inward to ask why we think and act the way we do. Understanding and unpacking who we are is an intricate and complex journey for some of us, so we consider inviting someone else to join us. Congratulations on taking this brave step towards self-discovery.  

I am in the final year of my doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). At CFIR, I am working as a psychometrist under the supervision of Dr. Tania Renaud Fournier, C.Psych.

As a psychometrist, I specialize in performing psychological assessments with children and adolescents. I have experience working with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning challenges, giftedness, behavioural concerns, social and emotional functioning, and other developmental concerns. My goal with assessments is to help connect the different puzzles and aspects of your child that explains their strengths and challenges so that you gain a deeper understanding of them and find support for difficulties while leveraging on their strengths.

Our assessment journey will begin with a conversation to identify areas of concern regarding your child so that we know what direction to take to understand them. Then, we’ll continue into sessions where we’ll engage your child in different activities to understand their abilities. Often, we will gather information from you, too. Finally, we’ll have a report written and presented to you. This report will include what we’ve learned about your child as well as recommendations to support them. 

Before my time at CFIR, I provided clinical services at various sites such as a medical clinic, university counselling centre and the Psychology Training Clinic at UPEI. I am currently a school psychology intern at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. As a doctoral candidate, I conduct research on biculturalism, values, identity and adaptation in immigrants to optimize their mental health and acculturative experience. I completed a Specialized Honours Psychology B.A. at UPEI in 2020. I am a member of the Psychological Association of Prince Edward Island and the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.