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natalie stratton

Dr. Natalie Stratton, R.Psych.



Clinical Expertise

Dr. Stratton works with adults and couples experiencing: anxiety disorders (panic disorder, agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder); obsessive-compulsive disorderdepression and bipolar disorders; 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); insomnia; difficulty coping with medical conditions (infertility, HIV, cancer), relationship issues (e.g., communication difficulties, infidelity, sexual desire discrepancies, open or polyamory relationship issues), as well as other psychological conditions and concerns (e.g. impulsivity, emotional difficulties, perfectionism) and adjustment to life events (e.g., pregnancy, menopause, issues surrounding sexual orientation). Dr. Stratton provides workshops, clinical supervision, and professional consultation in her areas of expertise.

Education & Clinical Training

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

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

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Distinction, Specialization in Psychology, Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies of Sexuality, Concordia University (Montreal, QC) 

  • 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)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Adherence Coder, Behavioural Research & Therapy Clinic, University of Washington


Current Activities & Memberships

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

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

  • Member, Canadian Psychological Association

  • Member, Canadian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

  • Member, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 

  • Member, Society for Sex Therapy and Research 


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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