Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologists or other mental health provider. During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviour. Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy copying skills. There are many specific types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach. type of psychotherapy that’s right for you depends on your individual situation.