What Is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy comes in many different sizes and shapes. In some instances, psychotherapy involves mainly a search for insight into the origins of one’s problems or the purposes served by one’s undesirable behavior. In other cases, psychotherapy is designed to produce an atmosphere of trust that will help dissolve the patient’s debilitating defenses. Other forms of psychotherapy are largely behavioral in the sense that the patient learns new and more satisfying tools for living. Sometimes the goals of psychotherapy involve major changes in behavior. On the other hand, some patients desire help with only one troublesome problem that prevents them from achieving certain goals. The psychotherapy that I provides varies along many different dimensions.