Professionals from a variety of mental health backgrounds can complete specialized training to be licensed to practice psychotherapy.  Psychotherapy is a set of therapeutic techniques and interventions that promote a change in attitudes, behaviours, ways of thinking or reacting in persons to enable them to feel better, find answers to their questions, solve problems, make better choices, and better understand themselves and others.  Counselors, criminologists, occupational therapists, nurses, psycho-educators, social workers, couple & family therapists, and sexologists, can be psychotherapists with a special permit from l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec. Many private insurance companies will offer coverage for sessions with a licensed psychotherapist.