Typically hold a master’s degree and provide therapy or counseling services to individuals, couples, families, or groups to help deal with emotional, behavioral, and psychological issues. They use various therapeutic techniques to help clients gain insights, develop coping strategies, and work through personal challenges.
Psychologists: Hold a doctoral degree and can conduct therapy, psychological assessments, research, and teaching. Psychologists may work as therapists, but their training and expertise extend beyond therapy. They may also conduct research, teach, and work in various settings such as schools, hospitals, research institutions, and private practice.
Psychiatrists: Are medical doctors with specialized training in psychiatry, and they can prescribe medications in addition to providing therapy. Unlike psychologists, psychiatrists are qualified to prescribe medications to treat mental health conditions. They use a combination of therapy and medication management to help individuals manage their mental health conditions effectively.