How Does Psychotherapy Work?

Well, you should probably explore Psychotherapy. It is often referred to as talk therapy. The patient and the psychologist will engage in a dialogue about the problems and how to fix them.When going through a difficult period or under increased stressful conditions, psychotherapy can be very supporting and encouraging.Psychotherapy is usually time-limited and focuses on specific goals you want to accomplish. As psychotherapy continues, the patient will build a trusting, therapeutic relationship with their psychologist.Most psychotherapy tends to focus on problem solving and is goal-oriented. It is short-term and lasts less than a year. Psychotherapy is most successful when the individual enters therapy on their own and has a strong desire to change.
There are many different approaches to psychotherapy. A psychologist’s or therapist’s training; style and personality will determine which one they choose. Some psychologists use one approach with all patients; others are eclectic, and some tailor their approach based on patients’ needs, symptoms and personality

1. Behavior therapy is focused on helping an individual understand how changing their behavior can lead to changes in how they are feeling. The goal is to reinforce desirable behaviors and eliminate unwanted or maladaptive ones. The techniques used in this type of treatment are based on the theories of classical conditioning and operant conditioning.
2. Cognitive therapy is based on the theory that much of how we feel is determined by what we think. It helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. Disorders, such as depression, are believed to be the result of faulty thoughts and beliefs. By correcting these inaccurate beliefs, the person’s perception of events and emotional state improve.
3. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment is a cognitive-behavioral approach that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. The theory behind the approach is that some people are prone to react in a more intense and out-of-the-ordinary manner towards certain emotional situations, primarily those found in romantic, family and friend relationships.
4. Interpersonal therapy focuses on the interpersonal relationships. The idea of interpersonal therapy is that depression can be treated by improving the communication patterns and how people relate to others.
5. Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy. This approach enables the patient to examine unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships and manifest themselves in the need and desire to abuse substances.

The idea of therapy as an art is a very powerful one. Most patients think that they sign up for psychotherapy and they go in and talk in order to “vent” their feelings or  like they are going to see a counsellor  who will tell them what to do and how to behave. Venting your feelings or “getting it all out” in a safe environment may be helpful. There are over 15 other approaches to psychotherapy, identify a good therapist, be honest in your feelings and make it the first day of your new and improved life..  A good therapist will work with you in the hope that you see better ways to behave, interact, and function and act on those in your own way.