Psychotherapy addresses personal difficulties. It allows an individual, family, or couple, to talk openly and confidentially about their concerns and feelings with a trained professional. Almost all types of psychotherapy involve developing a therapeutic relationship, communicating and creating a dialogue, and working to overcome problematic thoughts, feelings or behaviours.
Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing. And aims to increase an individual’s sense of wellbeing and relationships. Psychotherapists are sensitive to the client’s needs and employ a wide range of skills to facilitate the client’s goals
Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one or divorce; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety.
There are several different types of psychotherapy and some types may work better with certain problems or issues. Psychotherapy may be used in combination with medication or other therapies. (Ontario Associates of Psychotherapists and the American Psychiatric Association)
Psychotherapy can help with the following conditions: