Marta Oko-Riebau is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private telehealth practice in Denver, Colorado. Marta welcomes individual adults of all ages who are ready and motivated to work on positive change. She works with clients who struggle with emotional pain and display symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-criticism and self-doubt. Many of Marta’s clients are going through major life transitions including pregnancy, becoming a parent, or struggling with loss. Marta is a trauma-informed therapist who helps her clients understand their experiences and the impact they had on their emotional wellbeing.
Marta believes that without a deep understanding of our past we are bound to repeat it. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in psychodynamic therapy and is focused on helping her clients explore their early relationships in order to change the patterns that are unhealthy. Additionally, Marta uses techniques stemming from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), focusing on ways in which one can change their feelings by changing their thoughts and behaviors.
Marta's style is engaging, non-judgmental and authentic. Marta believes that without true vulnerability change is not possible, and vulnerability cannot be achieved without trust (and a dash of humor). This is why she makes building trust a top priority in her work with all of her clients. Marta believes that insight, although necessary for change, may not be enough, so she works with her clients on developing new skills. She employs occasional customized “homework assignments” to help clients practice new behaviors outside of therapy.
Trauma - Exploring and processing through early childhood experiences that might have a negative impact on social-emotional development (such as growing up with a parent with a personality disorder, emotional neglect/abuse or physical neglect/abuse).
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Marta Oko-Riebau is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 8 years
Private Practice , Psychotherapist , 2013 - Present
University of Denver, MA, Counseling Psychology, 2013
Opole University, Poland, MA, Psychology, 2006