Psychotherapy involves talking to a trained professional. It is grounded in dialogue and in a neutral, non-judgmental stance towards problems. Research has clearly demonstrated that psychotherapy is effective in treating a number of mental health conditions, in ameliorating stress and anxiety, and in addressing relationship issues. There are over 500 different kinds of psychotherapy. Some of the better known ones include psychodynamic or insight-oriented, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. The type of psychotherapy that may benefit you depends on your unique situation, your values, and individual preferences.