Psychotherapy is a form of treatment that involves the use of psychological techniques to help people with mental health disorders, emotional difficulties, and other psychological issues. It is a collaborative process between a person and a trained therapist, and it aims to help the person understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and to find healthy ways to cope with and overcome their challenges.

There are many different types of psychotherapy, each with its own unique approach and techniques. Some common types of psychotherapy include cognitive-behavioral therapy, which focuses on helping people change negative patterns of thought and behavior; psychoanalytic therapy, which aims to bring unconscious thoughts and feelings to the surface in order to understand their influence on behavior; and humanistic therapy, which focuses on helping people develop a sense of self-awareness and personal growth.

Psychotherapy can be conducted in a variety of settings, including private practices, hospitals, schools, and community centers. It can be conducted individually, with a couple or family, or in a group setting. The length and frequency of treatment can vary depending on the specific needs and goals of the person seeking therapy.

Psychotherapy is often used in conjunction with other forms of treatment, such as medication, in order to provide a comprehensive approach to mental health care. It can be an effective treatment for a wide range of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It can also be helpful for people experiencing relationship difficulties, grief and loss, and other life transitions.

Psychotherapy Texts, Tubes & Books


Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis

Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis, Erich Fromm, D. T. Suzuki, and De Martino. Approximately one third of this book is a long discussion by Suzuki that gives a Buddhist analysis of the mind, its levels, and the methodology of extending awareness beyond the merely discursive level of thought. In producing this analysis, Suzuki gives a theoretical explanation for many of the swordsmanship teaching stories in Zen and Japanese Culture that otherwise would seem to involve mental telepathy, extrasensory perception, etc.