Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapy allows an individual to talk openly and confidentially about their concerns and feelings.
This involves developing a therapeutic relationship, communicating and creating a dialogue, and working to overcome problematic thoughts, feelings or behaviors.
Psychotherapy aims to increase an individual’s sense of wellbeing.
There are many issues that psychotherapy can help:
managing your emotional feeling such as sadness, anger or other highly charged emotions you may be feeling
Developing better relationship skills.
Understanding and achieving personal goals.
Overcome depression, compulsive behaviors, and eating disorders.
Relaxation techniques to effectively deal with daily stresses.
What is the difference between a psychotherapist, therapist and psychologist?
Therapist is a term that can be used to describe a wide range of mental healthcare professionals. Below are some helpful points to be mindful of.
Social Worker: A social worker is a healthcare worker whose job it is to help people in a particular area who have social disadvantages or personal problems. In the field of social work, there is an emphasis on community. Those who are social workers are registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Social workers can also be trained to provide traditional talk therapy.
Psychotherapist: Psychotherapists are healthcare workers that treat mental conditions through verbal communication and interaction including talk therapy and somatic therapy. This is the category that the mental health professionals at Innate Wellness fall under. Psychotherapists are registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
Psychologist: Psychologists can be seen as an expert or specialists in the field of psychology with an emphasis on research as well as counseling. In order to be a clinical psychologist, one must possess a doctorate degree (PhD, or PsyD).
Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Psychiatrists have the ability to prescribe medication and some can also engage in traditional talk therapy.