Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - Who can you have a talk ther­apy ses­sion with? Can you talk to a dear one in­stead of a pro­fes­sional? Does it help? Does jour­nal­ing help?

Depend­ing on the level of com­plex­ity, talk ther­apy has to be ad­min­is­tered by dif­fer­ent pro­fes­sion­als — a psy­chol­o­gist, coun­sel­lor, or psy­chi­a­trist. Milder is­sues such as stress or re­la­tion­ship woes can be ad­dressed by coun­sel­lors, whereas psy­chol­o­gists han­dle deeper is­sues such as trauma. When the con­di­tion is dire and needs a mix of ther­apy and med­i­ca­tion, a psy­chi­a­trist is the best bet. It will cer­tainly make a per­son feel bet­ter. How­ever, it won’t of­fer long-term ben­e­fits. A ses­sion with a ther­a­pist will en­tail bet­ter re­sults. It’s an op­tion for in­tro­verts who can’t talk to oth­ers. It en­cour­ages ret­ro­spec­tion, and can help an in­di­vid­ual fig­ure out so­lu­tions to cer­tain is­sues. But then again, it will not help tackle deeper is­sues.

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