Group Therapy

Dr. Polak offers two different groups at this time:

1. Dr. Polak is the Principal Investigator on a two-year Randomized Controlled Trial to test Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy delivered virtually on Zoom for Mums with postpartum depression. Mums attend from their own home and must have a baby under 12 months. We aim to serve rural and especially northern Ontario patients in this two-year study, with the hope that we can get funding to scale it up to offer to all Ontario women. If you would like more information or you would like to register, please email the Research Assistant Nancy at

2. Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy for depression (validated, first-line psychotherapy in the pregnant and postpartum population) is a 15-session group therapy program. If interested in joining the next group, please email to be put on the waitlist.

3. Group Mindfulness and Effective Communication in Relationships - based on the work of Dr. Marsha Linehan (Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance skills), Dr. Marshall Rosenberg (Nonviolent Communication), and Dr. Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom [A Toltec Wisdom Book]). If interested in being put on the waitlist for this group, please email