What Is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a way of treating people who have experienced, or have been diagnosed with, mental illness. A psychologist, therapist, or some other type of mental health professional will work with a patient over time; during this process, patients will discover more about their feelings, emotions, thoughts, and moods. It is essential to understand how these influence certain behaviors and choices that led to addiction.
Psychotherapy sessions will be able to teach patients how to identify negative (false) thoughts and emotions. Over time they will begin to change these false perceptions and implement healthy coping strategies into their daily lives.