Dr. Cooper is a registered psychologist in the province of Ontario. He has been in practice at McMaster University Student Wellness Centre since 2003. His primary work involves providing individual, couples, and group counselling services to the students at McMaster. Dr. Cooper is also involved in the supervision of practicum placement students and in teaching communication skills to student in the Physician Assistant Education Program. Dr. Cooper also supervises the work of three master’s level clinicians who operate in private practice in the Hamilton area.
Dr. Cooper offers care for individuals and couples dealing with concerns that are getting in the way of fully functioning both personally and socially. Common concerns include: anxiety, depression, substance use, procrastination, trauma, self-esteem, relationship conflict, career indecision, and many others. Approach to providing care is individually defined and informed by the interest and direction of each individual. Care provision is informed by proven therapies which include but are not limited to cognitive behavioural interventions. Positive psychology is another important influence in therapy as it points not only toward decreasing negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviours but also toward increasing positive thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Behaviour change is complex and challenging; however, it is a very good indicator of therapy success. Behaviour change includes decreasing problem behaviours and increasing positive behaviours and means of coping.
Dr. Cooper is passionate about self-care, particularly in the form of physical exercise and outdoor activity. He currently serves in a leadership role in the Healthy Workplace Group, a human resources volunteer committee, at McMaster University. He also tries to practice what he preaches by cycling to work daily.
Feel free to contact Dr. Cooper if you have additional questions regarding his practice, fees, approach to therapy, or availability. At present therapy is available every Monday and the first and third Wednesday of the month between 9 and 12 AM at 79 Robinhood Dr., Dundas, ON. Please use the side entrance at the address listed above. You will enter through the laundry area and if you arrive early you can be seated in a downstairs room which will be designated as the waiting area.
Dr. Nathan J. Cooper, C. Psych.
P.O. Box 89005 Westdale
Hamilton, ON L8S 4R5
TELEPHONE 289 925 8256