Psychotherapy is the practice of talking about your thoughts, feelings and experiences with a trained professional to better understand yourself; to express your concerns and learn new ways of coping with life’s struggles. Psychotherapy helps people understand the many factors that contribute to their feeling stuck so that they can move beyond their current state of dissatisfaction.

This can mean exploring the connection between past feelings, experiences and losses and what is happening in the present moment. The goal is to understand the past to be able to improve the present and future. Psychotherapy is effective in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety and in recovering from loss and trauma. Psychotherapy is also helpful in understanding and improving one’s relationships and overall life satisfaction, and learning to cope with illness.