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Psychological Treatment


Types of Treatment

Psychotherapy, page 2

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Psychotherapy is the treatment of psychological problems through confidential verbal communications with a mental health professional. All psychotherapies offer hope that a problem will improve, present new perspectives on the problem, and encourage an empathic relationship with a therapist. The approach a psychotherapist uses depends on his or her theoretical orientation. Types of approaches include psychodynamic, cognitive, humanistic, and behavioral.