Marta Torok (She/Her) is a Masters Counselling Candidate. She is a student member of BCACC at the University of Northern British Columbia, currently working on her practicum hours towards her full designation.
It has been an honor to support adolescents, young adults, and their families in specialized mental health services for the past fifteen years. I have had the immense privilege of walking alongside individuals and witnessing their strength, resilience, and capacity to heal. I provide an accepting, non-judgmental space to explore your concerns.
Areas of counselling expertise
- Anxiety (general anxiety, perfectionism, rumination)
- Body Image (self criticism, body dissatisfaction)
- Disordered Eating (eating patterns that result in feelings of distress/impact wellness)
- Self Esteem (feeling inadequate, negative thoughts)
- Low Mood (general sadness, lack of purpose/meaning in life)
- Parent/Caregiver Support for Teens
Therapy modalities Marta uses in her counselling practice
Grounded in a person-centred and trauma-informed framework, I draw from a multitude of therapeutic modalities to support the counselling process. Concepts are integrated from emotion focused family therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy, as well as incorporating the mind-body connection. I wholeheartedly believe that when an individual feels seen, heard and understood within the context of their lived experience, they can become open to the possibilities that are available to them.
Personal qualities / strengths as a counsellor
I am dedicated to providing a meaningful and empowering counselling experience. I lead with empathy and compassion, and provide opportunities to gain self-awareness and understanding. I strive to support individuals to gain accessibility to their inner wisdom and enhance their relationship with themselves. My special interest is collaborating with parents and caregivers to support their adolescent’s well-being in the face of mental health challenges.
Counselling services are provided to adolescents and young adults 16-30 years of age, as well as parents and caregivers of adolescents aged 13+.
Education and professional development
- Master of Education, Counselling Specialization (M.Ed. Candidate) – University of Northern British Columbia
- Bachelor of Psychology (B.Sc.) – University of Northern British Columbia
- Criminology Diploma – College of New Caledonia
- Internal Family Systems Across Clinical Applications – PESI
- Internal Family Systems – Jack Hirose and Associates
- Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy – Association of Psychological Therapies
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy – Association of Psychological Therapies
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy – University of Northern British Columbia, Continuing Studies
- Emotion Focused Family Therapy (Core Training) – Dr. Adele LaFrance & Natasha Files
- Emotion Focused Family Therapy (Advanced Training) – Dr. Adele LaFrance & Natasha Files
- Emotion Focused Family Therapy (Conflictual Parenting Co-Dynamics) – Dr. Adele LaFrance
- Family Based Therapy for Eating Disorders – Ben Franklin Summit for Clinical Excellence
- Trauma Informed Care – University of Northern British Columbia, Dr. Linda O’Neill
- Motivational Interviewing
- Core Indigenous Cultural Safety and Health
- Brief Action Planning
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation
- Integrated Case Management Training