Both his own therapy and his post-graduate thesis involved extensive dream work, so his sessions often include exploration of the client's relationship to their dreams. His clients, about half of whom are men, come to therapy for a variety of reasons that range from loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, and addiction to working on relationships, or seeking renewed life meaning.
Approaching art therapy after a career in visual arts, and a brief stint as a scenic painter in the film industry, Marty has blended his art therapy career with his background in art. He has developed a side business creating business cards, brochures, and web sites for art (and other) therapists. He enjoys the collaborative evolution of finding the right image to represent each therapist's unique practice.
Marty works individually with children and adults on issues including personal development, sexual abuse, abandonment, grief, anxiety, addiction, and depression. He teaches at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute and the at the Adlerian School for Professional Psychology. Marty is also a holistic contractor for the Orchard Recovery Center on Bowen Island. He was co-founder of the art therapy program at the Aboriginal Headstart Preschool in East Vancouver.