Owen Kelly, PhD


  • Clinical psychologist at the Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy who specializes in CBT for posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Adjunct research professor and lecturer at Carleton University



Owen Kelly is a former writer for Verywell Mind and About.com who specializes in a variety of anxiety and mood disorders. For the past eight years, he has worked as a clinical psychologist at the Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He specializes in CBT for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as anxiety and depression associated with tinnitus. Prior to joining the OICBT team, he was a psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Program at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.

As an adjunct research professor and sessional lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University, Owen has taught courses and lectured on a variety of topics including abnormal psychology, neuroscience, stress, and health psychology. 

He is the co-author of the clinician manual “Treating Psychosis: A Clinician's Guide to Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Compassion-Based Approaches within the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tradition” and the Canadian adaptation of the textbook “Research Methods in Psychology” for Oxford University Press.


Owen Kelly has a PhD and Master of Science in psychology with a specialization in behavioral neuroscience from Carleton University in Ottowa, ON. 

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