psychotherapy

noun psy·cho·ther·a·py \ ˌsī-kō-ˈther-ə-pē \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of psychotherapy

: treatment of mental or emotional disorder or of related bodily ills by psychological means

psychotherapist

play \ˌsī-kō-ˈther-ə-pist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of psychotherapy

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PSYCHOTHERAPY Defined for English Language Learners

psychotherapy

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Definition of psychotherapy for English Language Learners

  • : treatment of mental or emotional illness by talking about problems rather than by using medicine or drugs


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psychotherapy

noun psy·cho·ther·a·py \ ˌsī-kō-ˈther-ə-pē \

medical Definition of psychotherapy

plural psychotherapies
1 : treatment of mental or emotional disorder or maladjustment by psychological means especially involving verbal communication (as in psychoanalysis, nondirective psychotherapy, reeducation, or hypnosis)
2 : any alteration in an individual's interpersonal environment, relationships, or life situation brought about especially by a qualified therapist and intended to have the effect of alleviating symptoms of mental or emotional disturbance


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