Psychotherapy / Counseling Directory
Psychotherapy or counseling relies on a variety of communication techniques to help bring about a change in the person's thinking or behavior and can help resolve conflicts. Children or adults may go to counseling alone or in groups. Sessions are guided by an experienced and qualified mental health professional. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about psychotherapy, how it works, when it's needed, and much more.
Psychiatry, Psychology, Counseling, and Therapy: What to Expect
WebMD explains the differences among psychiatry, psychology, counseling, and therapy, and what to expect from each
Choosing Depression Doctors, Therapists, and Psychiatrists
To get better, you need expert help. Here are some ways to prepare for your first visit to a doctor or therapist.
Psychotherapy for Depression
Psychotherapy is an effective treatment for clinical depression. Learn more from WebMD about how various forms of therapy work to help you gain new coping skills.
Schizophrenia Treatment: Types of Therapy and Medications
Schizophrenia treatment is centered on managing symptoms of the disease since there is no cure. Learn more about the types of therapy and antipsychotic medications used to treat schizophrenia.
Is It Time for a Mental Health Checkup?
Is it time for you to talk to someone about how you’ve been feeling? Get a mental health checkup.
What ‘Am I Crazy?’ Really Means
When you find yourself asking "Am I crazy?" you probably aren't, but it's a clue that something is off. Find out three of the possibilities.
Getting Started: Talk Therapy for Depression
Talk therapy can be a powerful tool in fighting depression. Here’s how to get started with the types of therapy most commonly used for depression – cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy.
Walk and Talk Therapy
Exercise is good for the body and the mind. It may also improve psychotherapy sessions, too. Experts weigh in on the benefits of the walk and talk movement.