What Is Psychotherapy?

Having a good grasp of what psychotherapy is all about is essential for anybody wanting to explore the topic in greater depth. This may sound like a really obvious thing to state but psychotherapy is one of those terms that is often banded around without any real consideration as to its actual meaning.

A classic case in point being the usual response I get from people when I tell them that I teach psychology and that I am a licensed clinical psychotherapist; namely, “Oh! I better be careful what I say then!”, or “so do you know what I’m thinking?” I know I shouldn’t, but my stock reply to these comments tends to be “Absolutely” and “No no, not at all…but then I would say that, wouldn’t I?”

It’s actually a serious point though because there is obviously a lot of confusion surrounding psycholotherapy.  One thing I can guarantee: It can help you cope with our modern life.