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About Dr. Nancy Bahl

Hello and Welcome!

Thank you for holding space to learn more about me. My name is Nancy (she/her) and I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 2021. I did my pre-doctoral internship at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, working in inpatient and outpatient units.

My therapy style is to empower you to thrive in your everyday life. I am trained in evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioural therapy, and I integrate other evidence-based approaches, like emotion regulation, mindfulness, and self-compassion.


I am a proud Punjabi woman, and a daughter of immigrants from India. I am committed and passionate to deliver services that takes culture into consideration. My practice is also anti-oppressive, LGBTQ+ affirmative, and trauma-informed.



Bahl, N., & Ouimet, A.J. (2021). Smiling won’t make you feel better, but it might make people like you more:

Interpersonal and intrapersonal consequences of response-focused emotion regulation strategies. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.


Bahl, N., & Ouimet, A.J. (2021). Smiling won’t necessarily make you feel better: Response-focused emotion regulation strategies have little impact on cognitive, behavioural, physiological, and subjective outcomes. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.  


Thai, H., Sharif, N., Patrick, K., Meldrum, C., Gamble, T., Robertson, C., Wright, N., Fogl, T., Webb, A., Tutino, J., Bahl, N., & The PAR Co-Design Team. (2020). A Participatory Action Research (PAR) Initiative for Psychosis Recovery and Resilience. Psychosis, 13, 143-153.


Tobon, J., Zipurskey, R. B., Streiner, D. L., Colvin, E., Bahl, N., Ouimet, A. J., Burckell, L., Jeffs, L., & Bieling, P. J.(2020). Motivational enhancement as a pretreatment to a transdiagnostic intervention for emerging adults with emotion dysregulation: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 29, 132-148.


Kane, L., Bahl, N., & Ouimet, A.J. (2018). Just tell me it’s going to be OK! Fear of negative evaluation may be more important than fear of positive evaluation in predicting excessive reassurance seeking. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 50, 217-225.


Ouimet, A.J., Bahl, N., & Radomsky, A.S. (2017). Thinking high but feeling low: An 

exploratory cluster analysis investigating how “implicit” and “explicit” spider fear co-vary. Cognition and Emotion, 31, 1333-1344.

Ruocco, A.C., & Bahl, N. (2014). Material-specific memory deficits in verbal and visual episodic memory in borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Research, 220, 694-697.

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