Psychological treatment is also called ‘psychotherapy’ or ‘talking therapy’. It involves talking about your thoughts with a professional to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and seeks to improve an individual’s well-being.


  • better understand your own thinking and behavior
  • understand and resolve your problems
  • recognize symptoms of mental illness in yourself
  • reduce your symptoms
  • change your behavior
  • improve your quality of life.

Psychological treatments are proven to help with mental illnesses such as:

  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Addiction.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Personality disorders.
  • Phobias
  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Low self esteem

There are different types of psychological treatments designed to help with different issues.

Some of the most common treatments are listed below:

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mentalization-based therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Supportive psychotherapy