Welcome to

Cathy Nagy Psychology

  • Are you struggling with a problem, and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to find a solution?
  • Are you feeling overwhelmed with stress in your life and don’t know how to change it?
  • Do you hope for things in your life to change, but find that the same patterns keep happening?
Often the most difficult part of entering into therapy is simply making the decision to start. If you have found your way to this site, you are at least considering it as an option.

You may have already tried everything that you know to help yourself. Or maybe you feel all alone and your problems consume your thoughts. You might be wondering if it is time to involve a mental health professional…someone who can objectively look at your life and help you to discover, understand, and change the things that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Psychotherapy can help you to find solutions to the problems in your life

By applying a therapeutic approach that is personalized to you, we will work together to help you to:

Gain insight. 

Talk therapy is a powerful medium for change.

Talking with a non-biased, trained and experienced psychotherapy professional is completely unlike other relationships that people typically have in their lives. It is an opportunity to learn about yourself and see aspects of your life in an entirely new way. When you begin to look at things differently, alternate options become available, you become less stuck, and have a clearer idea of what you could do to change.

Achieve growth.

When you know better, you can do better.

Sometimes just having a different perspective can allow you to make choices that will work better for you in your life. Through psychotherapy, you can take what you have discovered about yourself and then begin to apply new skills and healthier strategies to the areas of your life that you would like to improve. Through change comes growth.

Experience happiness.

You define your own
happiness.

With insight and growth come an increase in self-esteem and an awareness of your inherent strengths and capabilities. This experience then leads you to feelings of empowerment and belief in your ability to cope with future problems. When in this state of positive well-being you are most likely to feel satisfied and content with yourself and your life. It is within your control.

OUR CLINIC

We are pleased to announce that we have expanded and are now open at our newly custom built, beautifully appointed clinic located in the Victoria Place Building at 66 Baldwin St., Brooklin, Suite #300.

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MEET OUR THERAPISTS

Director

Cathy Nagy, C. Psych. Associate

Cathy is a clinical Psychological Associate registered for autonomous practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. This registration qualifies her to be able to offer psychological testing, formulate and communicate mental health diagnoses, and provide treatment in the form of talk therapy.

She works in the areas of clinical, counselling and rehabilitation psychology, with adults, couples, and adolescents. She received her Master’s degree in clinical psychology from York University, and has been providing psychotherapy to the Durham community and surrounding areas since 2005, through her work in various private practice settings and community agencies.

Therapeutic Approach

Her approach to working with clients is transparent and authentic, meaning that she shares with clients what she is thinking and why. She believes in creating a relationship that builds trust and respect, creating a safe environment for her clients to explore the most sensitive and painful areas of their life. She works together with her clients to match their uniqueness with approaches and strategies that are most likely to lead to success – however they have defined it.

All people are unique and so no one process will work for every client. She draws from various psychological theoretical orientations including cognitive behavioural (CBT), client-centred, and solution focused frameworks. She has experience working with a broad range of problems within both long term and brief models of therapy, and will draw from these various approaches depending on a client’s particular needs and presenting issues. She is deeply committed to helping clients to develop the tools they need to address their difficulties, to understand themselves more fully, and finally, to live a better and more fulfilling life.

Psychotherapist

Dianne Kennaley, MSW., RSW., RP.

Dianne is a registered social worker and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in the Durham Region and is registered with both the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1998. Since that time, she has worked in various clinical settings as both a psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor. Her practice is focused on work with adults, couples and adolescents with a wide range of presenting issues and concerns.

Therapeutic Approach

In working therapeutically with people, Dianne operates from a collaborative and strengths based approach. Ultimately, her belief is that all people inherently possess the potential for success and happiness. Part of her work will concentrate on identifying her clients’ innate strengths and abilities and how they can harness these strengths so that they can overcome obstacles in their lives. She finds that this approach enables individuals to find creative, satisfying, and long lasting solutions to their problems. The end goal of successful therapy is for clients to leave with a new level of insight that allows them to achieve growth and increased self-esteem which leads to feeling empowered and able to cope with future problems. As needed, she incorporates cognitive behavioural, solution focused, and narrative approaches to therapy.

Social Worker

Jennifer Cox, MSW., RSW.

Jennifer is a registered social worker with 22 years of experience working in the mental health field. She earned her degrees at Wilfrid Laurier University and has completed additional training in marriage and family therapy, as well as management and leadership. She is a master level facilitator of Applied Suicide Prevention Skills Training (A.S.I.S.T.). She currently spends her days working as the Integrated Director in the Mental Health and Community Program at Northumberland Hills Hospital and Campbellford Memorial Hospital. She cultivates her passion for direct client service providing psychotherapy with our clients on Thursday evenings.

Therapeutic Approach

Jennifer strives to create safe and comfortable therapeutic relationships with her clients by being fully present, engaged, supportive and non-judgemental. At the same time, she fosters a collaborative approach which enables clients to be proactive participants in the process of change allowing them to reach their personal treatment goals. Jennifer draws upon her vast experience in the mental health field to meet each client where they are in the moment, assessing particular needs and applying a variety of empirically supported psychotherapeutic modalities tailored to each client’s presenting concerns.

Social Worker

Stacey Beaveridge, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Stacey is a registered social worker with 20 years of experience working in children’s mental health. Stacey earned her Master’s in social work from the University of Denver, Colorado with a specialization in clinical practice with high risk youth. Since that time, she has worked as a therapist and leader at Lakeridge Health, Child Youth and Family Program, Durham’s hospital-based children’s mental health service. Stacey has provided evidence-based individual, family, and group therapy for youth with a wide variety of presenting issues and has extensive experience working with community partners providing services and resources for youth within the Durham Region.

Therapeutic Approach

Stacey’s passion lies in supporting youth to see the full potential in themselves. Building a strong therapeutic relationship is a priority to ensure that youth and families feel comfortable to utilize therapeutic interventions that may help alleviate the pain and struggles they have been experiencing. Stacey’s therapeutic interventions focus on both individual and family therapy interventions. Stacey believes in the ability to repair relationships with youth and caregivers through a variety of therapeutic models. Stacey has experience providing a variety of interventions to support the client’s journey with self-harm, suicide ideation, anxiety, depression and substance use. Stacey’s training will guide her practice to meet the needs of each youth she is serving. Stacey will draw from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment Based Family Therapy, Brief Therapy Interventions, and other client centered approaches.

Psychotherapist

Alyssa Mulrain, MA., RP.

Alyssa has a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and has significant experience facilitating individual, and couples therapy with adult and adolescent populations. Alyssa is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists and had worked as both a clinical therapist and manager. Alyssa also has experience working with veteran and first responder populations as well as for private and non-profit organizations. Alyssa’s experience has given her the opportunity to work with clients encountering a multitude of mental health concerns such as anxiety and mood disorders, personality disorders, simple and complex trauma and addictions.

Therapeutic Approach

Alyssa is a deeply empathetic and compassionate therapist that works collaboratively with clients to aid in their empowerment, belief in the self, and ability to create positive change to enhance their quality of life. Alyssa believes that each client is unique with regards to the way they view who they are, their experiences, and how they interact with the world around them and tailors her work to suit their specific needs. Alyssa believes it is important to foster a non-judgemental and genuine therapeutic environment. Alyssa utilizes a holistic and eclectic approach in her therapeutic work including modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Family Systems.

Registered Psychologist

Dr. Janette M. Collier, C. Psych.

Dr. Collier is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Windsor in the year 2000. For over 20 years she has provided psychological assessment and treatment in both York and Durham Region in a variety of settings.

She works in the area of clinical psychology, with adults and older adolescents. Over her years in private practice, she has helped clients with a variety of issues, including: anxiety, panic and stress; depression; trauma/PTSD; coping with chronic illness and injuries; history of emotional/sexual/physical abuse; loss and grief; and, coping with significant life changes.

Therapeutic Approach

Dr. Collier strives to provide a warm, supportive environment for her clients to explore what is troubling them. Her belief is that compassion and respect should be key components to the relationships she has with her clients. She maintains a health-oriented approach, working with clients to maximize their potential. Her treatment services are individualized to address each client’s difficulties and personality style, keeping in mind the context within which they live their lives. She strives to increase clients’ awareness of their difficulties, the underlying reasons behind their behaviour and decisions, and the obstacles that may prevent them from making positive changes in their lives to allow them to cope better.

Utilizing a basic caring, respectful, compassionate approach, she draws from a broad range of therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Insight-oriented, Interpersonal, Humanistic, Supportive Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.

Office Admin Assistant

Cathy O'Donnell

Cathy comes to us with an extensive background in the office administration of allied health service practices. Cathy highly values her role as the first point of contact our clients will have with our clinic. She strives to welcome clients with her genuine kindness and warmth helping to make them feel at ease. She is our go-to person for scheduling and billing inquiries and uses her in-depth knowledge of our therapists, practice policies, and day-to-day operation of our clinic to respond to client information requests as soon as possible.

The time for you is now.

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Our services are covered by extended health benefit plans that cover psychological or psychotherapy services provided by:

  1. Individuals supervised by, or registered with, The College of Psychologists of Ontario (Psychological Associate, Psychologist)
  2. MSW’s (Masters of Social Work)
  3. RP’s (Registered Psychotherapist)
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The members of our team have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Work/life balance and stress issues
  • Marital/Relationship difficulties
  • Family of origin issues
  • Trauma
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Grief
  • Workplace Issues

Career Opportunities

Full time or Part Time Associates
Durham - Brooklin