There is even confusion among therapists about the difference between counseling and psychotherapy. And practitioners with the same credentials can identify being a counselor or a psychotherapist. So it is no wonder that a person might have some confusion about the these terms. Psychotherapy actually translates as "therapy for the soul" and is usually considered to be a deeper delving into a person's psyche to not only find answers and the driving force beyond the symptoms, but to entertain more mystery about the complexity of being human.