Psychotherapy has many forms.
A psychodynamic treatment (see reference) which I use most frequently, aims to get a better view of the unconscious psychological logic behind often inexplicable feelings, thoughts and sometimes self-damaging behaviors. Strengthened by a clearer concept often changes your view on yourself, others and circumstances in a way that leads to a decrease of the initial complaints. Usually the ability to cope with difficult situations increases. The awareness of how vulnerable we are in our most intimate world of fears and desires is for me the most important focus in therapy.