What is a Psychologist and what is Psychotherapy?

Psychologists who specialize in psychotherapy and other forms of psychological treatment are highly trained professionals with expertise in the areas of human behavior, mental health assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and behavior change. Psychotherapists work with patients to change their feelings and attitudes and help them develop healthier, more effective patterns of behavior.

Psychotherapists apply scientifically validated procedures to help people change their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between an individual and a psychotherapist. It provides a supportive environment to talk openly and confidentially about concerns and feelings. Psychotherapists consider maintaining your confidentiality extremely important and will answer your questions regarding those rare circumstances when confidential information must be shared.