Counseling & Psychotherapy
Modern counseling and psychotherapy provide clients with a wide range of options for addressing many different kinds of psychological distress.
In the context of mental health, “counseling” is generally used to denote a relatively brief treatment that is focused most upon behavior. It often targets a particular symptom or problematic situation and offers suggestions and advice for dealing with it.
“Psychotherapy” on the other hand is generally a longer term treatment which focuses more on gaining insight into chronic physical and emotional problems. Its focus is on the patient’s thought processes and way of being in the world rather than specific problems.