Supportive Therapy

Supportive Therapy is a form of therapy that informally integrates other types of psychotherapy such as CBT, IPT, and Psychodynamic Therapy in order to provide an emotionally supportive, warm, safe, and encouraging therapeutic relationship. Supportive therapy is designed to strengthen the patient’s psychological assets and effective functioning, improve self-esteem and to reduce unconscious and interpersonal conflicts and maladaptive emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Supportive therapy is used to treat a wide variety of psychological and psychiatric conditions.