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What is Psychotherapy?

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Psychotherapy is a talk therapy that is proven effective in helping people deal with a variety of mental health and emotional concerns. Registered psychotherapists work with individuals, couples, and families in individual and group settings. Furthermore, psychotherapy includes many different modalities and is sometimes used in combination with medication.



Who Can Benefit from Psychotherapy?


Some of the concerns that psychotherapy is helpful for are anxiety, stress, addiction, depression, trauma, coping with daily life, loss of a loved one, etc. Psychotherapy is also beneficial for people who aren’t necessarily suffering from something. It could be that a person wants to talk to someone, wants to figure out their meaning of life, or are simply curious about why they feel or act a certain way.


How Does it Work?


Psychotherapy is a collaborative approach between the client and the therapist to develop a treatment plan that best suits the client’s needs and unique circumstances. Psychotherapy improves mental health, and well-being by encouraging positive change in the client’s thinking, behavior, feeling, and social functioning.


Frequency of Therapy


A typical session is conducted once a week for about 50 minutes. Psychotherapy can be short-term (1-10 sessions) dealing with the most pressing issues or long-term (a few months or even years) dealing with multifaceted concerns.


Therapeutic Modalities


The types of psychotherapeutic modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Art Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), etc.



If you are still curious about psychotherapy, contact us today to book a free 15-minute consultation.

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