Meaning of “psychotherapy” in the English Dictionary

"psychotherapy" in British English

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psychotherapynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsaɪ.kəʊˈθer.ə.pi/ us /ˌsaɪ.koʊˈθer.ə.pi/

the treatment of mental illness by discussing someone's problems with them, instead of using drugs or operations

(Definition of “psychotherapy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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psychotherapynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌsɑɪ·koʊˈθer·ə·pi/

any of various methods of treating mental illness in which the people who are ill are encouraged to talk about themselves to each other or to a person trained in the method being used

psychotherapist
noun [ C ] us /ˌsɑɪ·koʊˈθer·ə·pɪst/

(Definition of “psychotherapy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)