Psychotherapy is different from talking to family and friends in important ways. Therapists are trained experts who provide unbiased advice and techniques to address mental health concerns. They keep your conversations private, have a structured approach, and focus solely on your well-being. Unlike family and friends, therapists give honest feedback, use specific skills, and have time dedicated to helping you. While loved ones can offer support, therapy offers professional help for personal growth and healing, with clear boundaries and guidance.