Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy, or simply therapy is a confidential process where you, or you and a loved one, talk with a trained professional. It is a process designed to help you understand your feelings, thoughts and actions so that you can make desired changes in your life. Many people feel apprehensive when seeking therapy, but it is a normal experience to sometimes need assistance in dealing with your concerns. Therapy is different than talking with a friend or a family member, as a therapist is trained to help explore internal conflicts in a caring, but more objective way that helps you figure our your own best decisions and solutions. Therapy can be hard work, and sometimes exposes painful feelings. However, through your work, you can often gain relief from short or long-standing pain and difficulties.