Psychotherapies for adults

The aim of psychotherapy is to eliminate or relieve mental disorders and suffering related to them, to support psychological growth and development, to enhance the patient’s capability to solve personal problems him-/herself and to help the patient to find new functional approaches in human relationships.Psychotherapy may also be indicated as a preventive measure for persons who work in health care professions or in other tasks, where deepening of self-knowledge is important.More than 400 different psychotherapy techniques have been described in literature. Most of these are applications of the six following main forms of psychotherapy: psychodynamic psychotherapy cognitive psychotherapy interpersonal psychotherapy systemic psychotherapies and family therapies group therapies supportive psychotherapy.