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 has been a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ) since 2009 and became a partner at CCCF in 2016. She offers training and public conferences on topics related to marital communication and relationship dead ends as well as the impact of adolescence on the parental couple. Dr. Gauthier completed postgraduate training at the Centre d’Intégration Gestaltiste (CIG) in Object Relational Gestalt Therapy (ORGT), also known as relational psychotherapy, that specializes in the treatment of personality issues and disorders.