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Dr Natalie Stratton

Dr. Natalie Stratton, R. Psych

Clinical Psychologist

Founder & Director


A Bit About Me

Dr. Stratton works with adults and couples/relationships experiencing:

  • Anxiety disorders (panic disorder, agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder)

  • Depression and bipolar disorders

  • Insomnia

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Sexual issues and dysfunction (low sexual desire, pain during sexual activity, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, lack of orgasm, out-of-control sexual behaviour, specific sexual interests)

  • Difficulty coping with medical conditions (infertility, HIV, cancer)

  • Relationship issues (e.g., communication difficulties, infidelity, sexual desire discrepancies, open or polyamory relationship issues)

  • Other psychological conditions and concerns (e.g. impulsivity, emotional difficulties, perfectionism) and adjustment to life events (e.g., pregnancy, menopause, issues surrounding sexual orientation)

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (*only if the client has completed or is completing a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training Group)


Dr. Stratton provides workshops, clinical supervision, and professional consultation in her areas of expertise.

Education & Clinical Training

  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University; Toronto, ON)

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University; Toronto, ON)

  • Residency completed at the Nova Scotia Health Authority (Halifax, NS)

  • Clinical training completed at: St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, ON), St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (Hamilton, ON), Centre for Interpersonal Relationships (Toronto, ON), and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UHN (Toronto, ON)

Current Professional Activities

  • Registered Psychologist (#R0985), Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology

  • Instructor (Career Stream), Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

Selected Publications

  • Stratton, N., Mendoza-Alvarez, M., Labrish, C., Barnhart, R. & McMain, S. F. (2018). Predictors of dropout from a 20-week dialectical behavior therapy skills training group for suicidal behaviors and borderline personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2018_32_391

  • Schwartz, D. R., Stratton, N., & Hart, T. A. (2016). Minority stress and mental and sexual health: Examining the Psychological Mediation Framework among gay and bisexual men. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 3, 313-324. doi: 10.1037/sgd0000180

  • Sutton, K. S., Stratton, N., Pytyck, J., Kolla, N., & Cantor, J. M. (2015). Patient characteristics by type of hypersexuality referral: A quantitative chart review of 115 consecutive male cases. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 41, 563-580. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2014.935539

  • Rellini, A. H., Stratton, N., Tonani, S., Santamaria, V., Brambilla, E., &  Nappi, R. E. (2013). Differences in sexual desire between women with clinical versus biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism in polycystic ovarian syndrome. Hormones & Behavior, 63, 65-71. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.10.013

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