Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples, and families in individual and group settings. A huge body of research has demonstrated that counseling and psychotherapy can increase clients’ happiness, general wellbeing, life satisfaction, motivation while decreasing both stress and anxiety. Counseling encompasses numerous techniques used to treat mental health, emotional, and even some psychiatric disorders. Licensed Mental Health Counselors help you identify the things that make you feel positive or anxious and will help you accept both your strong and weak points. If we can identify our feelings and ways of thinking, then we can become better at coping with difficult situations. Licensed Mental Health Counselors have extensive training in psychotherapy, and have a minimum of Master’s level training. Our psychotherapy services are usually covered under health insurance plans or workplace benefits under "Psychological Services” or “Psychotherapeutic Services”. Our team at Mind + Zest is passionate about helping you resolve your issues in a professional, non-judgmental, and safe environment. Psychotherapy differs slightly from counselling in its nature, but the two can be used concurrently to provide a therapeutic treatment plan that is optimal for you.