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.


Abuse is something that affects many people across the world. There is no limit to the amount of cruelty that we can suffer at the hands of another person, as has been seen time and time again.


Addiction is a crippling illness that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a growing concern in a society that does not discourage enjoying things in excess. Addiction does not have to be a substance.

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse not only has negative impacts on your health, but also has a negative impact on relationships and other aspects of your life. When struggling with alcohol abuse it may seem as if there is no way out.


Anger is an emotion that comes about when you feel that someone has wronged you in some way. However, it is possible for anger to become a problem.


Anxiety disorders are based around having an unrealistic fear, worry, and uneasiness about a situation, or a variety of situations.

Career Counselling

Being unsure of what career path you are taking is something than many people experience throughout their lives. Career counselling provides you with a chance to reflect upon which direction you want to take and the steps that it is going to take to get there.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an approach that is used in psychotherapy to help you come to terms with emotions, behaviours and cognitive processes that are maladaptive and dysfunctional.

Couples & Relationship Counselling

Relationships are not all romantic dinners and late night talking. They involve a complicated dance. It is about two becoming one, learning how to move in sync with each other, as well as with the rest of the world.


The word "depressed" gets thrown around a lot. It has become the replacement word for sad or upset. However, depression is a real and is much more serious than just having a bad day.

Divorce & Separation

Divorce and separation is a difficult time for everyone involved. It is a time of emotional turmoil and much anxiety over the unknowns. There are many challenges that you may be faced with during a divorce.

Drug Abuse

Drugs are substances that alter your thoughts, behaviours and emotions. They can also have an impact on your body. There are many different types of drugs, some of which you can become dependent on using in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

Drug Addiction

The severity of your addiction may differ from others that use the same drug of choice that you do, however, addiction is still a devastating and life changing part of a person. Addiction to drugs has serious consequences on not only your body but all other aspects of life.

Eating Disorder and Disordered Eating

Disordered eating differs from an eating disorder in that the eating habits are irregular, but the symptoms are not necessarily as severe as those of a diagnosed eating disorder. These changes in eating habits can be caused by other unresolved mental disorders such as anxiety and clinical depression.

Fears & Phobias

Fears are a normal part of life. From spiders to public speaking, we all have something that we are afraid of. There is a big difference between having a healthy fear and a phobia. 

Gambling Addiction

Gambling has its time and place just like any other fun activity. It is when gambling becomes a problematic pastime that it becomes an addiction.

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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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