About Us

We are health professionals combining our expertise in clinical psychology and pain medicine. We offer an effective and affordable treatment for fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndromes, recurrent depression, anxiety disorders, and other conditions where stress reduction may promote healing. We use mindfulness techniques to improve wellbeing and quality of life. We encourage learning, self-discovery, and the development of strategies for self-care.

kathy-230x180DR. KATHY NATHAN
Ph.D., C. Psych.

Dr. Kathy Nathan is a clinical psychologist with 31 years of experience working with individuals and families in various clinical settings.  She has trained extensively in mindfulness-based psychological  approaches for dealing with anxiety, depression, and other psychological conditions.  Having studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli and other mindfulness teachers, she aims to fully incorporate mindfulness principles into her work with her patients/clients. Over thirty years as a clinical psychologist, her work included teaching mindfulness-based stress management programs; individual, couple and family therapy, and group therapies for a variety of concerns using mindfulness based approaches.  She no longer accepts new clients and is planning to retire mid 2018.

Howard-230x180DR. HOWARD NATHAN
M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

Dr. Howard Nathan is Full Professor at the University of Ottawa School of Medicine.  He has has served as Vice-Chairman (Research) in the Department of Anesthesiology and has worked in the pain clinic at the Ottawa Hospital.  In planning a career in pain medicine he recognized that drugs and injections often cannot restore a satisfactory quality of life for the patient with chronic pain.  After studying with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn it became clear to him that, when patients are ready to play an active role in restoring their well-being, they can recover good quality of life and happiness using mindfulness techniques.  Dr. Nathan has pursued research into mindfulness-based therapies and has a paper on the use of mindfulness based techniques for people suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy coming out in 2018. Dr. Howard Nathan is now retired but will continue to support our MBSR program on a voluntary basis.

Recently, Howard was featured in an article by the Diabetes Dialogue; a Journal of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Click here to read the full article.