Therapy can be short term or long term. A therapist is trained to help clients sort through emotions and to find meaningful solutions. A therapist listens and asks questions to help clients find the path they need to follow.
Do I need a mental illness diagnosis to see a therapist? No, you do not need to have a diagnosis to see a therapist. A trained and licensed therapist will evaluate your needs and will determine if you have a mental illness. The therapist will not prescribe medications. The therapist may refer you to a psychiatrist to discuss medication options.