Supportive psychotherapy is a talking-based therapy designed to allow a person with mental health issues to voice their concerns, and receive encouragement and help in finding practical solutions.
How does supportive psychotherapy work?
Supportive psychotherapy aims to reduce anxiety as well as help people with mental health issues to discover their own resilience. It also attempts to increase a person’s ability to adapt to situations that previously might have caused them stress.
When is supportive psychotherapy used?
Because this method works to build a person’s adaptability and resilience, supportive psychotherapy aims to help a person build better coping strategies for the future.
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Last reviewed: February 2018