Psychologists help people of all age’s live happier, healthier and more productive lives. Psychologists apply research-based techniques to help people develop more effective habits. There are several therapies, including cognitive-behavioral, psychotherapy, relapse prevention, interpersonal, among others that help people work through their problems. These work as a collaboration based on the relationship between an individual and a psychologist. A psychologist provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. Therapies focus on individuals, couples, families and groups.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of psychotherapy directed at present-time issues and based on the idea that the way an individual thinks and feels affects the way he or she behaves. The focus is on problem solving, and the goal is to change clients' thought patterns in order to change their responses to difficult situations. A CBT approach can be applied to a wide range of mental health issues and conditions. During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills. Relapse Prevention Therapy is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy, it aims to limit or prevent relapses by helping people to anticipate circumstances that are likely to provoke a relapse.