Psychotherapy refers to a range of treatments that can help with mental health problems, and emotional challenges. It aims to enable patients, or clients, to understand their feelings, and what makes them feel positive, anxious, or depressed. This can equip them to cope with difficult situations in a more adaptive way. Often, the course of therapy lasts under 1 year; individuals who are eager to change and willing to put in the effort often report positive results.
Psychotherapy can provide help with a range of problems, from depression and low self-esteem to addiction and family disputes. Anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by their problems and unable to cope may be able to benefit from psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is sometimes called a “talking treatment” or “talk therapy” because it uses talking, rather than medication. Some forms of psychotherapy last only a few sessions, while others are long-term, lasting for months or years. Sessions are usually for 1 hour, once a week, and they follow a carefully structured process.
Marta is completing her Masters of Psychotherapy at University of Toronto and will finish May 2021. In the meantime she does her practicum at a private practice. Techniques she specializes in include Emotion Focused Therapy, Couples Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She takes a pride helping clients in high stress jobs, and enjoys helping couples through their challenges.