What is the difference between a therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, and a counselor?
A therapist is for therapy or treatment. A Psychologist is for Psychology in a Academic level. A Psychiatrist is for Psychology in a Medical Level. A Counselor is someone who gives advice.
A therapist is broad term, for someone who gives you a certain type of therapy( Thus there are Physical therapist and Psychotherapist)
A Psychologist is someone who practices Psychology in a Academic level. Practically, these are the people who conduct multiple studies and researches about human behavior and mental processes.
A Psychiatrist is someone who practices Psychology in a Medical Level. Practically, these are the people who conduct diagnoses and studies about How elements both external and internal affect the mental health condition of a person. By internal hormones, body processes, diseases and motivation, By external experiences(trauma, manias, fears), Drugs & substances, Peer Pressure and Social Interaction.
A Counselor is broad term, for someone who gives advice and suggestions.(Thus Business Counselors, Finance Counselors, Guidance Counselors, Marriage & Annulment Counselors and plain Parental Counseling)
And You forgot another special Psych-related person the Psychometricians, The field workers, who conduct surveys, Create and administer written or non-written test, assist the psychologist with their life goals and stuffs like that. "Psychology plus Mathematics"
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