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psychotherapynoun [U]

uk   /ˌsaɪ.kəʊˈθer.ə.pi/  us   /-koʊ-/
the ​treatment of ​mentalillness 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 ​variousmethods of ​treatingmentalillness in which the ​people who are ​ill are ​encouraged to ​talk about themselves to each other or to a ​persontrained 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)
Translations of “psychotherapy”
in Spanish Psicoterapía…
in Vietnamese tâm lý trị liệu…
in Portuguese psicoterapia…
in Malaysian psikoterapi…
in Thai จิตบำบัด…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心理治疗,精神疗法…
in Turkish psikoterapi…
in Russian психотерапия…
in Indonesian psikoterapi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 心理治療,精神療法…
in Italian psicoterapia…
in Polish psychoterapia…
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