Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a set of techniques intended to improve mental health, emotional or behavioral issues in individuals, who are often called “clients”. These issues often make it hard for people to manage their lives and achieve their goals. Psychotherapy is aimed at these problems, and solves them via a number of different approaches and techniques; commonly psychotherapy involves a therapist and client(s), who discuss their issues in an effort to discover what they are and how they can manage them. Because sensitive topics are often discussed during psychotherapy, therapists are expected, and usually legally bound, to respect patient privacy and client confidentiality.

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Psychotherapy — In The News
Health Tip: Why People Seek Counseling Oct 30, 2014

(HealthDay News) -- Counseling can be an effective way to deal with life's many problems and challenges. The American Academy of Family Physicians says counseling may help people cope with these issues: Depression, grief or loss. Intimacy, relationships, fertility, infidelity or divorce. Anxiety, stress, anger, compulsion or addiction. Problems with... Read More


'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder Oct 23, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reliving the death of a loved one may help people with prolonged grief disorder, a new study suggests. Exposure therapy, as this approach is called, appears to help survivors struggling with prolonged grief better than another type of therapy alone, the study found... Read More


Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia Sep 26, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants are commonly used to treat social phobia, but a new report argues that "talk therapy" is the better first option. In a review of 101 clinical trials, researchers found that "cognitive behavioral therapy" often helped people with social phobia -- a type... Read More


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Schema Therapy Basics Oct 30, 2014

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