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
What Is Gender Dysphoria?
Gender dysphoria used to be called gender identity disorder. Experts have changed the way they consider it, with a focus on feelings of distress the person is experiencing.
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.
Types of Psychotherapy
WebMD explores the role of psychotherapy in treating and managing mental illness.
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.
Is Online Help Safe?
Attracted by the convenience, more and more people are seeking psychotherapy online. But are they really getting the treatment they need?
When Cybertherapy Goes Bad
As more and more people seek psychotherapy online, experts worry that charlatans may take advantage of them.