Natania Marcus

Natania Marcus
Ph.D. Candidate — Clinician

About

Natania often uses the emotions that her clients experience in session as entry points for exploration and change. Creating a safe, warm and playful therapeutic environment, Natania helps individual clients and couples to become aware of and harness their own internal wisdom to facilitate healing. Natania draws from knowledge and training in evidence-based practices to tailor her interventions to match her clients’ needs. Natania has extensive training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD. Using a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive framework, Natania works with a variety of presenting issues including post-traumatic stress, self-criticism, depression, insomnia, anxiety, interpersonal issues, numbness, borderline personality disorder and support for struggles related to the impacts of systemic oppression.  Natania works extensively with members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and provides assessments and referrals for transgender clients seeking gender-affirming medical intervention. Natania is particularly interested in working with trauma and non-ordinary states of consciousness and is training to participate in research trials involving combining psychotherapy with psychedelic treatment.

Natania is a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto. She completed training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ryerson Centre for Student Development and Counselling, Toronto Western Hospital, and volunteer work at the 519 Community Centre. Natania also has experience supervising and teaching student therapists. Her research on the mental and sexual health impacts of stigma and discrimination in 2SLGBTQIA+ communities is published in peer-reviewed journals, and she is currently working on a CIHR-funded project to translate this research to the public.

Residency – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)