Psychotherapy is a psychological treatment with the purpose of modifying mental patterns and wrong conducts on one hand and managing negative feelings and emotions to provoke a change not only in the mental aspect but also in the physical one.
Psychotherapy can be carried out by a psychologist or psychotherapist specialist in a specific technique with the proper skills to modify conducts and manage emotions so psychophysical symptoms can be relieved.
Normally, every patient that needs to be treated psychologically is characterized by low self-confidence and esteem, hopelessness with an emotional baggage. This state makes them be unable to face the challenges from the environment and they usually mix up causes with effects and tend to exaggerate their issues and feel sorry for themselves.
These symptoms can vary a lot and affect their family and social environment and daily activities. Those symptoms could be anxiety, depression and stress which generate conflicts with themselves and their close environment, for example with partners. These mental states can degenerate in addictions, obsessions, food disorders, panic attacks and even suicide.