Most psychological evaluations and treatments involve talking to the psychologist about yourself and symptoms such as anxiety and trouble sleeping, doing some questionnaires about yourself, and possibly some activities that look at how your brain is working. By the end, you should be given feedback.
Psychological treatment is sometimes called ‘psychotherapy’ or ‘talking therapy’, involves talking about your thoughts with a professional to:
- Better understand your own thinking and behavior
- Understand and resolve your problems
- Recognize symptoms of mental illness in yourself
- Reduce your symptoms
- Change your behavior
- Improve your quality of life
Evidence shows that psychological treatments work well for emotional, mental and behavioral issues.