What Is Therapy?

Therapy is a collaborative treatment approach that is based on the relationship between an individual (the client) and a mental health professional (the therapist). Through treatment, the therapist provides a physically and emotionally safe place for the client to explore any issues or concerns they have going on in their lives. The role of the therapist is to be objective, neutral, non-judgmental, and emotionally supportive to help the client navigate their distressing emotions, thoughts, and/or behaviors. Through therapy, many people find that they can live happier and healthier lives.