Posted by drmaradmin at February 3rd, 2014
Psychotherapy is a general term that is used to describe the process of treating psychological disorders and mental distress. During this process, Dr. Richman helps the client tackle a specific or general problem such as a particular mental illness or a source of life stress. Appropriate combinations of various techniques are used within an appropriate inter-personal relationship between client and qualified practitioner to assist the client with dealing with emotional issues, performance issues and other life and career problems.
Psychotherapy includes interactive processes between a person or group and a qualified mental health professional such as Dr. Melissa Richman, Psy.D, LCSW. Its purpose is the exploration of thoughts, feelings and behavior for the purpose of problem solving or achieving higher levels of functioning. Psychotherapy aims to increase the individual’s sense of his/her own well-being. Psychotherapists like Dr. Richman employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships (such as in a family).