What is psychotherapy?

Also known as: talk therapy.

Psychotherapy is a form of therapy and counseling that is conducted by a mental health professional, for example a psychologist, a licensed mental health counselor, social worker or a psychiatrist. The therapy is typically founded upon an open dialogue between the therapist and the patient, though medications can be recommended and prescribed prescribing physician at times during the treatment.


Reviewed by: Marisa Azaret, PsyD

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