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How do psychiatrist, psychologist, and mental health counselor differ?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Therapy vs meds

Speaking very generally, most psychologists hold either a PhD or a PsyD degree (I hold both) and practice psychotherapy.
Psychiatrists hold either an MD or a DO degree, and they prescribe psychotropic medications, and generally do not do all that much therapy these days, but years ago psychiatrists would do both. Social workers, psychiatrists, and psychologists all do counseling/psychotherapy.

In brief: Therapy vs meds

Speaking very generally, most psychologists hold either a PhD or a PsyD degree (I hold both) and practice psychotherapy.
Psychiatrists hold either an MD or a DO degree, and they prescribe psychotropic medications, and generally do not do all that much therapy these days, but years ago psychiatrists would do both. Social workers, psychiatrists, and psychologists all do counseling/psychotherapy.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry

In brief: Training

A psychiatrist is a physician who can also prescribe medication in addition to doing therapy.
A psychologist has phd level of training and can do psychological testing and therapy. A counselor usually has a master's degree level of training.

In brief: Training

A psychiatrist is a physician who can also prescribe medication in addition to doing therapy.
A psychologist has phd level of training and can do psychological testing and therapy. A counselor usually has a master's degree level of training.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Dr. Kenneth Adler
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