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What are the differences between different mental health professions and who is best suited to help cutters?

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In brief: Counselors

A psychiatrist is a doctor who has completed a medical degree and then completes a residency to become a psychiatrist.
A psychologist has a graduate degree, such as master's or phd and tends to specialize in counseling. Cutters should be evaluated by a psychiatrist for any treatable, underlying mental illness, then referred to a counselor. Counseling can help develope better coping skills.

In brief: Counselors

A psychiatrist is a doctor who has completed a medical degree and then completes a residency to become a psychiatrist.
A psychologist has a graduate degree, such as master's or phd and tends to specialize in counseling. Cutters should be evaluated by a psychiatrist for any treatable, underlying mental illness, then referred to a counselor. Counseling can help develope better coping skills.
Dr. Brandon Riesenmy
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