Meet the founder – Dr. Wendy Nickerson

In my experience as a clinical psychologist, I learned the value of traditional approaches to mental health care; yet as an integrative health coach for over 10 years, I know that there is a greater scope and diversity to the techniques and tools available that can deeply impact the wellness of the whole person.

Read Dr. Nickerson’s personal story here.


  • Licensed Psychologist (R0450) Nova Scotia
  • Licensed Psychologist (4277) Arizona
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida (APA accredited)
  • Masters of Clinical and Commucnity Psychology at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Bachelors (Honors) in Psychology at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Teaching Experience

> Northcentral University – online; Adjunct; Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctorate Integrated Behavioral Health Psychology Courses
> CalSouthern University – online; Adjunct; Masters and Doctorate Organizational and Integrative Behavioral Health Psychology courses
> Columbia College – online; Adjunct; undergraduate level
> Acadia University – online; Adjunct; undergraduate
> Keiser College – Melbourne Campus, Florida; Adjunct; undergraduate level
> Keiser College – Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida; Adjunct; undergraduate level
> Florida Metropolitan University – Melbourne Campus; Adjunct; undergraduate level
> Columbia College – Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; Adjunct; undergraduate level

Clinical Experience

> Nickerson Institute of Integrative Health Training, Founder and Proprietor; Psychologist
> American Pain Solutions, Scottsdale, Arizona; Psychologist Consultant
> Colchester East Hants Health Authority, Adult Mental Health Outpatient Services, Truro, Nova Scotia – Psychologist/Program Development
> Atlantic Counseling Associates, Merritt Island, Florida – Assistant Director/Psychologist
> Wuesthoff Hospital Outpatient Behavioral Health Services – Manager
> University of South Florida Counseling Center for Human Development – Doctoral Internship
> Human Resource Healthcare Corporation Employee Assistance Program, Melbourne, Florida – Therapist
> Community and Psychological Services – Florida Institute of Technology, Student Director/Therapist (Term Position)
> Family Learning Program – Florida Institute of Technology – Clinical Therapist
> Counseling and Psychological Services – Florida Institute of Technology – Clinical Therapist
> Berwick Mental Health Center, Nova Scotia, Canada – Clinical Therapist (Practicum)

Online Graduate Courses Developed (D) or Taught (T)

Applied Health Psychology Project (T)
Behavioral Health Medicine I: Mind – Body (D, T)
Behavioral Health Medicine II: Body – Mind (D, T)
Behavioral Nutrition (T)
Biopsychology of Sleep (T)
Cognition, Emotion and Motivation (T)
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (T)
Conflict in the Workplace (T)
Consulting for Business, Education, & Mental Health (T)
Group Psychology (T)
Health Coaching (D, T)
Health Psychology (D, T)
History of Psychology (T)
Integrative Health Coach Training Program (D, T)
Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment (T)
Life Coaching (D, T)
Mental Health Care Administration (D, T)
Organizational Psychology (T)
Physiological Psychology (T)
Psychological Tests and Measurements (T)
Psychology of Chronic Illness (T)
Psychology of Pain Management (D, T)
Psychology of Trauma (T)
Psychology of Trauma (T)
Psychoneuroimmunology (D, T)
Social Psychology (D, T)
Stress and Coping (T)
Stress and Related Disorders (T)

  • As my Psychologist and Spiritual Life Coach since, Dr. Wendy has provided me with the tools and support that helped me tap into my inner strength. Her coaching has helped me grow both spiritually and emotionally in an unbelievable way. Because of her extraordinary ability to know and sense what I needed, I now have the knowledge and ability to work through stressful problems with ease, and have a greater sense of self-awareness and self-assurance. I am very blessed to have had the opportunity to meet and learn from this inspirational woman
  • Within only minutes of our first phone conversation, I knew that Dr. Wendy was going to profoundly impact my life, after living in severe pain for almost two years.  She is a compassionate listener who offers realistic hope and wise counsel.  I believe I gained new tools that not only helped me in my immediate situation, but tools that will continue to serve me through the many challenges life will bring in the years to come.
  • "Dr. Nickerson teaches in such a manner that is easy to follow. She is very patient, informative and motivating. Her caring nature makes you look forward to the next week’s lesson." -- Lisa O’Connell - Healing Journeys Integrative Health Coaching Services
  • "I am going home reminded of my blessings and fortunes that I have in my life.  I am at the wheel of my own journey.  No one else's.  Thank you.
  • "The overview of "generational differences" has deepened my understanding that when I go back to my work I will be able to dance better and more graceful with my colleagues that cover the four generations.  
  • "Dr. Nickerson's Certified Integrative Health Coach Training Program (IHCTP) is a terrific way for students to learn how to offer a healing space for those looking for mental health assistance and support using a variety of conventional and complementary evidence-based techniques and methods.  Health coaches are needed in hospitals, clinics, communities and schools everywhere.  Dr. Nickerson's teaching approach is light, thoughtful and inclusive. It was a treat to be in a learning atmosphere and have active conversation with such wonderful people.  The program will help you grow personally as well as professionally." -- Dr. Pam Purcell BSC ND CBP

Health Coaching For Individuals & Organizations.

Nickerson Institute of Integrative Health Training is a company dedicated to helping individuals and organizations achieve ultimate success through the development of optimal mental and physical health; and mindful-based work environments.  Dr. Wendy Nickerson, president and founder is committed to providing you with the health coach training programs and courses, inspiration, strategies, support, and knowledge that you need to be successful making your greatest dreams and passions become a reality.

Through years of personal experience and a decade of discussing challenging life and work situations with clients in Canada and the United States, Dr. Nickerson understands the detrimental effects of a depleted self-image, fatigue, detachment from self, lack of empowerment, negative work environments, and overwhelming stress. She has developed innovative biopsychosocial-spiritual training programs for achieving personal mastery, a consistent state of feeling good, higher levels of consciousness, and improved productivity for both individuals and corporations.

Dr. Nickerson’s programs and courses are designed to enhance and promote a sense of empowerment, motivation, a core sense of identity and purpose, authenticity, self-image, and emotional and spiritual well-being.  The goal of her seminars and workshops is to provide participants with the insight, skills and higher levels of knowledge necessary to self-actualize, to feel good, and bring their dreams and goals to fruition.

Focus Areas.

Developing healthy lifestyles.

Maintaining emotional balance.

Behavioral nutrition.

Creating mindful work environments.

Stress, depression & anxiety.

Creating a positive mindset.

Spiritual growth.

Chronic pain & illness.