Supportive psychotherapy is often used following a loss or stressful event. People seek therapy not necessarily because of mental illness but because something has happened that they are seeking additional support outside of their family unit or circle of friends.
Looking for grief support, facing a stressful workplace, uncertainty about life decisions? Supportive psychotherapy is a form of talk therapy that relies on the therapeutic alliance to alleviate symptoms. Supportive therapy uses guidance and encouragement to help individuals develop self-esteem, strengthen coping mechanisms, and improve functioning.