It is a widely known concept that talking about our problems helps us understand what their origin is and how to go about solving them. Sometimes the mere act of putting our feelings into words, discussing them with a friend or relative, is extremely therapeutic. However, oftentimes this is not enough to tackle the root source of the problem.
Psychotherapy is an effective treatment because it brings this process to a professional level, in which the client consults with an experienced professional capable of interpreting more adequately the nature of the issue. The therapist knows how to direct the client to more profound self reflection, as well as to point out the logical connections between different issues initially perceived as independent.
Many people do not feel comfortable sharing details about traumatic experiences with their closest friends and relatives. For them, therapy is the only way to get rid of the burden caused by these traumatic events, as well as other unhealthy thoughts and feelings.