What is psychotherapy?

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Psychotherapy is a term used to describe a profesional relationship between a psychologist and the patient. In a typical psychotherapy session trained psychologist and his/her client discusses client's problems. Through this discussion a trained psychologist tries to help the client to get to the root of their problems. Wide range of topics are often discussed, from anxiety disorders to addictions to eating disorders.

It is a common misconception that only mentally ill or flawed people utilize the services of a psychologist. That couldn't be further from the truth, majority of psychotherapist visits are in fact setup to discuss common issues such as conflict resolution with a coworker or a partner, major life changes such as death of a family member, divorce, or even financial problems. It can be useful for managers in the office and sometimes its augmented by a system for learning management. People don't feel any shame when consulting an accountant for financial advice, they shouldn't feel any shame when consulting with a psychotherapist.

Typically psychotherapists visits are not covered by health insurance, so before scheduling a visit verify with your insurance company about coverage for psychotherapy. However, even when not covered by health insurance psychotherapist visits are surprisingly affordable. It can be amazing how much a few visits to a psychotherapist can improve your productivity and quality of life.

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