What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is an umbrella term that is used to describe a therapeutic relationship formed between a professional and their client. Clients may be multiple (as in group or couples therapy), but the goals are the same. Psychotherapy aims to address problems that are psychological in nature. These psychological problems vary in cause, influence, triggers, and potential forms of resolution, but the focus is on grasping a better understanding of the problem and working towards well-being.

I use a variety of techniques to increase your awareness of well-being, as well as the need to address the current issues. These techniques include (but are not limited to):

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Person-Centred/Humanistic Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Sex Therapy
  • Inner Child work

These techniques are based on communication, exploration, and behaviour change to improve the quality of one’s life and relationships. Psychotherapy is used to create an environment for you to experiment with socially accepted ways to behave within a group dynamic (family or otherwise), as well as create and reach goals necessary for change.

What sets me apart from other Psychotherapists?

My approach to psychotherapy is personalised to each and every one of my clients. I want to help you realise your full potential by exploring your past and working towards a brighter future. Together we will work on a plan to work on grasping a better understanding of your problems and formulating a plan to work towards well-being.

Grief & Bereavement

Loss of any kind is something that is difficult to cope with. It is a life changing event. The loss of a loved one is something that is especially difficult to deal with.

Inner Child Work

Inner child work refers to healing the childlike aspect of yourself. The inner child aspect includes everything that you have learned and experienced as a child before puberty.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Intrusive thoughts, ritualistic behaviours, repetition, and anxiety are all part of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by the above mentioned. It can be a debilitating disorder, causing the affected to become so consumed with their "rituals" that they are no longer able to focus on anything else.

Person-Centered Therapy (PCT)

Person-centered therapy (PCT) is a form of talk-psychotherapy that is used to help a you develop a stronger sense of self. By developing a stronger sense of self, you can come to terms with how your effort to find your true potential is negatively affecting your attitudes, feelings, and behaviours.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy has a primary focus of revealing your unconscious content in order to make an attempt at alleviating mental tension.

Sex Therapy

Sex therapy is not only for the treatment of sexual addiction. Sexual therapy can be used to work through a diverse set of sexual dysfunctions.

Spiritual Director and Spirituality

Spirituality is an important part of life. Feeling connected and whole is something that we all strive for. When spirituality is missing from our lives, we try to fill the hole that it leaves with other things.

Stress Management

Stress is an inevitable part of life. Not all stress is bad stress. Good stress comes from fulfilling our dreams, having children, as well as a variety of other things.

Trauma & PTSD

There are many ways in which trauma can become part of your life, none of which are nice or easy to process.

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Contact Stacey

Stacey Gorlicky, RP, RIHR, RPC

Helix Healthcare Group
102 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 205
Toronto, ON M5R 1B9
416.921.CARE (2273)


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