Psychotherapy is a wide-ranging term encompassing numerous healing and treatment practices that aim to help a person identify and reduce the impact of challenging emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.1 Psychotherapy is widely recognized as a legitimate and beneficial healing practice.2 Although exploring certain feelings and experiences can feel uncomfortable and sometimes painful, there’s typically little risk when working with a skilled and licensed therapist.3 The term “psychotherapy” is often used interchangeably with “therapy,” “talk therapy,” or “counseling.”
Coherence therapy, formerly known as depth-oriented brief therapy (DOBT), is a type of psychotherapy that derives from depth psychology, which refers to the study of the unconscious aspects of the human experience.
Ego-state therapy is a psychodynamic approach in which an individual’s psyche is considered to be an internal collection of distinct but integrated ego states, or a family of selves, that can be covert (difficult to witness or observe directly) or overt (directly observable).
Gestalt therapy is an integrative, client-centered, present-focused, embodied, and relational form of psychotherapy that aims to help clients increase their levels of awareness; claim responsibility for and accept the consequences of their actions; generate confidence in their abilities to make healthy choices; and release negative emotions, feelings, and life patterns.
Psychotherapy encompasses numerous healing and treatment practices that aim to help a person identify and reduce the impact of challenging emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.