Dr Nathan Beehag

Senior Clinical Psychologist & Director

You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your head, be kind to yourself.

I have a passion for working with people across the lifespan. My approach changes based on the person’s age and presentation. Whilst I enjoy working with a variety of mental health presentations, particularly those with ADHD, trauma history, trauma within relationships, I also have an interest in working with professional athletes. Over the years I have worked with professional athletes from the NRL, A-League, Socceroos, AFL and Matildas who are experiencing psychological difficulties. 

With children, my goal is to be playful and understand the function of their behaviour, the emotions behind their behaviour, unhelpful beliefs, past traumas, family system imbalances, understand any medical or psychological conditions, and work with all members of the family. 

With adolescents, this age group can be tricky but highly rewarding. Whilst I will provide a safe place for the young person to engage in therapy, I will assess the family system around them and, with the young person’s permission, aim to support their parents or carers through the difficult phase of parenting adolescents.

With young adults, adults, and older adults, we will understand your presenting difficulties, life story and past traumas. 

With all patients, my approach is to help people to be in the best biological shape. We will work on breathing techniques, sleep, exercise, diet and understand any medical conditions. Once you start to improve biologically, we will explore your story further. We will understand your recent stress, triggers, traumas, and any childhood trauma, particularly trauma that has occurred within relationships. Understanding peoples past traumas or negative life experiences can be helpful to understand how you see yourself and make sense of the world around you.

My main therapeutic approaches are EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to process your triggers, negative life experiences and/or past trauma. This approach will help integrate and process thinking patterns that are no longer helpful, and desensitise any somatic/physiological sensations that prevent you from being you.

Nathan’s Qualifications & Experience

Dr Nathan Beehag, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Director at the READ Clinic.

Nathan is passionate about treating people who have experienced trauma, particularly those who have experienced trauma during childhood, including trauma that occurs within relationships.

Nathan has over 15 years of experience in clinical settings using evidence based treatments with children, adolescents and adults experiencing mild to severe psychological difficulties.

Registered practitioners at The READ Clinic are independent practitioners who engage The READ Clinic to provide administrative support. All decisions regarding client treatment and care are the responsibility of the individual practitioners.

LOCATION

Nathan is available at both READ Clinic Erina and READ Clinic West Gosford. Please ensure you select the correct location when making an appointment online.

Location
READ Clinic Erina, READ Clinic West Gosford
Client Group
4+
THERAPEUTIC METHODS OFFERED
ACT
CBT
EMDR
IFS
IPT
ASSESSMENTS OFFERED
FUNDING TYPES
Medicare
Private
ABN
34 993 830 477
QUALIFICATIONS
Master of Clinical Psychology Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) University of Newcastle PhD Candidate, Charles Sturt University Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Florida Institute of Technology
AREAS OF INTEREST
ADD / ADHD
Adjustment Disorders
Adult Learning Disability
Anger Management
Anxiety
Behaviour Management
Bipolar disorder
Childhood Trauma
Chronic Illness / Health Issues
Depression
Developmental Problems
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Gender Identity
Grief & Loss
Hearing Voices
Learning Difficulties
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder OCD
Pain Management
Panic Attacks
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Post-Natal Depression
Relationship Breakdown
Schizophrenia
Self Harm
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Dysfunction
Sleep Disorders
Sport & Performance
Stress Management
Study Problems
Suicidal Feelings
Tourettes
Trauma & PTSD
Trichotillomania
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