In psychotherapy, the psychotherapist and the client work together to try to understand and resolve the client's deep-seated emotional problems. They consider where the client may have become stuck and how he or she could lead a more interesting and enjoyable life.
Psychotherapy is based on psychoanalysis, but with a flexible approach, adapted to today's world. It may involve examining past or present relationships, concerns about identity and sexuality, or a search for a sense of meaning in life.
People tend to come for therapy once a week. In some situations, it may be more often. Although psychotherapy can be a long-term relationship, its purpose is bring about change so that there is an end in sight.