Nikki Lively

Nikki Lively


  • 40212 Couples Therapy
  • 40800 Family Systems Approaches to Practice

Job Experience

  • Staff Therapist, The Family Institute at Northwestern University
  • Psychiatric Social Worker, Women's Mental Health Program, Departent of Psychiatry, UIC Medical Center

Fields of Special Interest

  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Mindfulness and behavioral therapies
  • Couple's transition to parenthood
  • Adult attachment and applications to clinical practice
  • Emotionally focused couples therapy
  • Parent-infant relationships

Publications or Presentations

  • Lively, Nikki (2014).  Northshore Country Day School, Parenting Education Series, “Building Security:  Connected Parents, Connected Families”, January, 2014.
  • Lively, Nikki (2013).  School of Social Service Administration, Professional Development Program, “Integrative Relational Approaches with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders”, July, 2013).
  • Lively, Nikki (2012).  Reclaiming the Subjectivity of Motherhood:  Integrative Relational Approaches in Psychotherapy with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.  The Illinois Society for Clinical Social Work Newsletter. Summer 2012.
  • Lively, Nikki (2012).   Grand Rounds, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Rush University Medical Center, “Top 5 Things Every Provider Should Know about Perinatal Mental Health”, January, 2012
  • Lively, Nikki (2011).  Maternal and Child Health seminar, School of Public Health, UIC Medical Center, “Supporting Parent-Infant Relationships:  Opportunities for Promoting Future Mental Health”, February, 2011.
  • Lively, Nikki (2011).   Will County Health Department, “Understanding Perinatal Depression: Supporting Women and Families”, January, 2011.