Psychotherapy, psychotherapist: Any of a group of therapies used to treat psychological disorders that focus on changing faulty behaviors, thoughts, perceptions, and emotions that may be associated with specific disorders. Source. Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy," is a way to treat people with a mental disorders by helping them understand their illness, and offers strategies and skill sets to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. This helps patients and their families manage their symptoms better and function at their best in everyday life. Treatment for eating disorders today typically integrates psychotherapy with weight/nutritional restoration.
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