Supportive psychotherapy seeks to restore or improve a women’s self-esteem and ability to adapt to the struggles of everyday life. It leads to changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviors by strengthening coping mechanisms.
Within the therapeutic relationship, women build their sense of self and work towards developing stronger interpersonal relationships and a balanced outlook on life. Treatment may examine relationships as well as both current and past emotional and behavioral patterns. Consistency, support from others, and a hopeful attitude are used to prevent negative patterns and overcome depressive symptoms.