Psychotherapy is a general term for addressing mental health concerns by talking with a psychologist or other mental health provider. During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills. Psychotherapy can be helpful in treating most mental health problems, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, addictions, eating disorders, and personality disorders. Not everyone who benefits from psychotherapy however is diagnosed with a mental illness. Psychotherapy can help with a number of life’s stresses and conflicts that can affect anyone. It may help you resolve conflicts, relieve stress, cope with major life changes, come to terms with a chronic or serious health problem, or recover from physical or sexual abuse. There are many specific types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach. The type of psychotherapy that’s right for you depends on your individual situation. Common techniques include; cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy, and couples counseling.