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 are expanding to a newly custom built, beautifully appointed clinic located in the Victoria Place Building at 66 Baldwin St., Brooklin.

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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.

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