Overview of Psychotherapy
A patient who is attending regular counseling with a psychotherapist is said to be undergoing Psychotherapy. Psychotherapists are trained to assist a patient with problems faced in daily living and focuses the patient on developing their confidence and sense of well-being.
Psychotherapy aims to raise this sense of wellness though different techniques in which the therapist is trained in. For example, therapists are trained to communicate and develop an ongoing dialogue designed to illicit the patient to voluntarily and truthfully express thoughts and thought sequences they would not have thought of expressing. This allows for eureka moments for both the patient and the therapists which are commonly referenced to and known as ‘breakthroughs.’ A breakthrough is a point where an understanding at the fundamental level is exposed to reveal the reason behind the action or the psyche of a person’s perceptions.
What does psychotherapy do for patients?
1) During psychotherapy, patients start to learn about their mood swings and what are the possible causes that trigger those mood swings.
2) Patients also learn and get in touch with themselves so there are no repressed feelings that cause harm without first being brought to the forefront of the conscious psyche and the patient has a chance to deal with it before irreparable harm is committed.
Psychotherapy is a broad term covering a few branches relating to essentially the same thing but more specific in terms of methods and areas that it addresses. For example there is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and there is Behavioral Therapy.
Each form has its own methods of diagnosis and treatment protocols. The type of therapy that is right for an individual is something the individual needs to discuss with a qualified medical professional or a licensed therapist to get a better idea of which specific specialization to chose. The final objective off course is the improvement of better mental health.