Psychotherapy, also referred to as simply therapy or counseling, is a mental health treatment which is rooted in the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client. psychotherapy allows for an open, supportive dialogue focused on identifying and changing thought patterns/behaviors that may be affecting one’s mental wellness. Psychotherapy has proven to be effective for a wide range of mental health issues. While it may be implemented in the treatment of clinical conditions such as depression and anxiety, its use also extends to normal life transitions and stressors. There are a number of different styles of psychotherapy including cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic and supportive approaches, however, most psychologists use a holistic approach in treatment; in other words, they combine elements from several different approaches to meet the specific needs of their client. Whichever approach used, a psychotherapist applies evidence-based procedures to understand their clients and implement solutions.