Nikki Lively


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Nikki Lively


Clinical Director, Transitions to Parenthood Program


<b>The Family Institute at </b><b>Northwestern University</b>8 South Michigan Avenue, 11th floorChicago, IL 60603


847/733-4300, ext. 716



M.A. in Clinical Practice — School of Social Service Administration at The University of Chicago
Infant Mental Health Certificate Program — Erikson Institute
B.A. in Sociology and Psychology, Summa Cum Laude — University of Houston

I Treat

Individual, Couple & Marriage, Interracial Couples, Family, LGB/TQ+

Issues I Treat

Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Anxiety Disorders
Child-Parent Attachment Issues
Couples Conflict
Depression / Mood Disorders
Family of Origin Issues
Grief & Loss
Life Stage Transitions
Men’s Issues
Perinatal Mood / Anxiety Disorders
Postpartum Depression
Therapists in Therapy
Parenthood (Transition to)
Women’s Issues

Types of Therapy

Couple Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

AboutI am a certified Emotionally Focused couples Therapist (EFT) and my main area of expertise is supporting women, men, infants, couples and families in the transition to parenthood. In addition, I specialize in women’s reproductive health. I guide women to understand and manage mood and anxiety symptoms that are triggered or exacerbated by the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and postpartum, and perimenopause and menopause.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

I am the Director of Marketing and a member of the advisory board of the Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy. I also co-host several Transitions to Parenthood themed episodes of The Family Institute’s “Let’s Talk” podcast and am a board member of the Illinois Chapter of Postpartum Support International.


Infertility, LGBTQ, Trauma


Individual, Couple, Family

Licenses and Certification

Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, Supervisor in Training for Emotionally Focused Couples Therapists, Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional

Training Level

C – Certified EFT Therapist, S – Certified EFT Supervisor

Insurance Networks

Out of Network Reimbursement; Self Pay