Psychoterapy – Listen and Understand Yourself and Others

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Psychotherapy can vary, but usually it is “talking treatment” in which one person talks with another. Those treatments can help people to overcome stress, emotional problems, troublesome habits, relationship problems and many more. The person that is carrying out the treatment is usually called a therapist and the person who receives the treatment is usually called the patient or the client. There are various types of psychotherapy such as Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, marital and family therapy, interpersonal therapy, cognitive analytical therapy, counseling. For the patient it is extremely important to find out which type of therapy is appropriate for him/her. Also, it is important to find the psychotherapist that is nearby. For example, if a patient is from Calgary, Canada, he/she should look for the best psychologists Calgary could offer.

There are individual and group therapies. In group therapies the sessions are usually longer and cheaper. But, for some patients group therapies are the best treatment, for example for people having problems in relationships that happen again and again. Does the psychotherapy works? It seems like such a simple question, but it has taken several decades of research to confirm that most people do benefit from therapy. How does it work? This question is even trickier, but as it turns out, the relationship between the therapist and the client plays an important and huge role. Choosing a good therapist takes more effort than opening a phone book or browsing on web, but it is not so difficult. Most psychotherapist do not advertise their services, but rely on word-of-mouth and referrals from other professionals. Commonly, therapy usually involves regular meetings at the same time and place every week (or two weeks). Anything a patient says or does during a session is considered confidential and only should be discussed with the therapist’s supervisor.

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