An intentional interpersonal relationship between a client and a trained therapist (can include psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and licensed clinical social workers), whose aim is to help a client increase subjective well-being and deal with problems appropriately. There are many different psychotherapeutic treatment modalities, including psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic therapy, and somatic psychology.
To learn more about all the different types of psychotherapy please visit: http://www.goodtherapy.org/types-of-therapy.html
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Jul 2010