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THERAPIST DEGREES Titles and Comparisons

Before making your choice, it's important to understand
the similarities and differences between psychological
health practitioners.

Doctoral Degree Therapists are known by the following
title and initials: Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, EdD.

Medical Doctor Therapists are known by the following
title and initials: Psychiatrist, MD.

Masters Degree Therapists are known by the following
titles and initials: Marriage And Family Therapist, MFT;
Clinical Social Worker, MSW; Professional Counselor,
MA, MS, MSN, MEd. Since Masters Therapists have
expertise in psychological problems as well as
relationship issues, they are generally described as
Psychotherapists.

Though all the above practitioners can similarly be called
therapists psychotherapists counselors, Psychologists
tend to be more disorder/relationship oriented;
Psychiatrists are more disorder/medication oriented;
Masters Therapists are more life problem/relationship
oriented.

If medication is considered, Psychologists and Masters
Therapists continue as your therapist and refer you to
their consulting Psychiatrist for a medication evaluation.
Only Psychiatrists and other MDs can prescribe
medication.

Psychological testing is an expertise provided by many
Psychologists.

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