Siobhan Marko, MSW, RSW

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Counselling Services  Do you wish to feel greater joy, worry less, and improve your self-confidence so you can get what you want in life? If you are feeling anxious, depressed, stressed out, find yourself worrying a lot or experiencing relationship problems, talking with a therapist can help. Whether you are seeking counselling services for yourself or someone you care about, it is most helpful to work with a therapist you feel comfortable with and trust. In my practice, I use a collaborative approach, tuning into your strengths and resources, while listening supportively and without judgment, so we can work together to turn things around.Trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), I will help you develop proven strategies that work quickly and effectively to leave you feeling more hopeful. Evidence favours CBT as one of the most effective therapy approaches for reducing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship problems in a short period of time.Working with individual adults and adolescents, I offer a safe and confidential space to share your stories and experiences, help set ambitious goals for yourself, and find solutions that work. Give me a call today or check out my website to learn more about how I can support you in reaching your goals.    
 
About Me   I am a registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers. After graduating from York University where I earned a Master's Degree in Social Work, I completed training in various therapeutic models including:
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety and Depression
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Addictions Counselling 
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
   
I also have over 15 years experience in supportive counselling, helping people change and reach their goals.  
        
My Approach Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a practical, short-term form of talk therapy that can help improve your mood and your situation. It is goal oriented and focuses on solving current problems while also teaching skills to improve unhelpful thinking and behaviours. Evidence favours CBT as one of the most effective therapy approaches that reduces symptoms related to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship problems in a short period of time.

 How It Works The Cognitive Model describes the relationship between people's thinking and their reactions. It is based on the idea that you feel the way you think so, when you change how you think, most often, you can change how you feel. CBT focuses on the problems that come up in your day-to-day life. CBT techniques help to examine how you make sense of what is happening around you and how these perceptions affect the way you feel and behave so you can start making changes right away. When using CBT, we will do lots of problem solving during our sessions together and borrow from a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities, including Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

 

 
 


Siobhan Marko Reaches

Etobicoke ON