Dr. Cathy Kerzner
Dr. Cathy Kerzner is a clinical psychologist with a practice in Ottawa since 2000. She obtained a B.Sc. in psychology from McGill University and a Ph.D. in psychology from Carleton University. She was awarded the prestigious Medical Research Council studentship award to conduct research in the treatment of eating disorders. Her clinical training was completed at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital, and The Douglas Hospital in Montreal within the departments of psychiatry and specialized eating disorder, perinatal, and stress management clinics. Upon receipt of her registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, she launched a private practice providing psychological services to those with eating disorders, anxiety, and depression.
In 2009, with her children nearly grown, Dr. Kerzner resumed participation in her previous passions of music, sport & dance.
She quickly recognized the application of psychological principles to running races and musical performance. With her interest in the field of sport & performance psychology piqued, she began a programme of professional development that included consultation with world experts in the field. Working with athletes and other high performers has proven to be a natural extension to her previous clinical work.
Dr. Kerzner’s dedication to lifelong learning and her enthusiastic, creative, and professional approach to her work has attracted a range of high performers, such as athletes, performing artists, and executives, to her practice. She has worked with athletes of various sports and levels and performing artists such as vocalists and the students at the National Arts Centre’s Young Artists Program.
Her current practice includes providing assistance to those seeking mental skills training for optimal performance as well as treatment for clinical disorders such as anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
Dr. Kerzner is an engaging speaker and is frequently invited to present workshops on topics related to sport & performance psychology.
For more information about Dr. Kerzner and her practice visit: www.kerznerpsychology.com