Dr. Nathalie Gauthier uses a psychodynamic-humanist approach in her practice of psychotherapy. Her methodology is mainly based on the Object Relational Gestalt Therapy (ORGT) model. It is a relational approach where the therapist actively interacts with the client by exploring and deepening what the client brings to the session. The psychologist is interested in the client's current difficulties while connecting these with their developmental history and with what happens in the therapeutic relationship, in order to better understand the client’s issues. She helps people recognize and understand their patterns of relational impasses, and guides her clients in finding a more satisfying and adaptive way of dealing with these patterns.
Dr. Nathalie Gauthier received her Ph.D. research-intervention in clinical psychology from Université de Montréal in 2011. Her thesis focused on communicating pain in couples where one partner suffers from persistent pain. Dr. Gauthier is a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ) since 2009. She has been a partner at CCCF since 2016 and is the internship clinical director. She continues to collaborate on various research projects in the field of health psychology. She is a consulting psychologist and clinical supervisor at McGill University’s Center for Research on Pain and Disability. She also offers training and conferences on topics related to couple therapy. Dr. Gauthier completed post-graduate training in Object Relational Gestalt Therapy (ORGT), also known as psychotherapy of linking, that is specialized in the treatment of personality issues and disorders at the Centre d’Intégration Gestaltiste (CIG).