Psychotherapy is a process in which the client joins with the therapist for the purpose of exploring, discussing and re mediating past or internal events that interfere with current functioning. Psychotherapy requires both time and relationship and occurs within a safe and comfortable setting. There are many schools of thought and models that describes how this process actually works. Each person seems to be compatible with one or several of these models. There's a long standing demonstrated efficacy for the use of therapy with mental health issues and problems.
Prior to the advent of Managed Care, counseling and/or therapy was a resource used by those who were struggling with psychological issues, difficult relationships or trauma in their lives. Many studies conducted during the 70's and 80's associated the occurrence of therapy with an increase in job productivity and an improvement in overall health and a decrease in other medical issues.