Psychotherapy is a treatment method that involves the patient/client and therapist in a process where problems are stated, previous resolutions and outcomes listed, and desired goals established.

Attention and focus are paid by the therapist to the processes used by the patient in resolving issues and the emotional states and communication styles of the patient. The patient is encouraged, with the help of the therapist, to bring insight and awareness to the task of finding new solutions that bring satisfaction. Psychotherapy with children and adolescents follow similar treatment methods listed above and also makes use of more active and imaginative forms of play, such as drawing and playing of games with conversation designed to bring insight and eventually behavioral change (See Specialty Area for a more in depth description).