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What is psychotherapy? Is it different than therapy or counseling?

Psychotherapy involves treating psychological disorders and mental distress by a trained professional, and is often thought of as “talk therapy”. This can include licensed social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Therapy and counseling are used interchangeably. In the field, clinician use them in the same way. Personally, I say psychotherapy because when asked what I do for a living if I say "

What is the difference between a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor, and therapist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has decided to specialize in mental health. Most people see a psychiatrist for mental health medication. Some psychiatrists also provide psychotherapy, in addition to medication management. They are the only psychotherapy providers who can prescribe medications. A psychologist is an individual with a doctoral level degree in psychology. People typically see a psychologist for psychological testing services and psychotherapy. Counselors

Why are so many therapist not taking insurance?!

Excellent question and so important to know! Insurance is extremely helpful at making services accessible for people. Before using your insurance, both in network or out of network, concern the information below to make sure it is the right choice for you. Benefits The major benefit of using health insurance for therapy is a reduced cost for sessions. The insurance company pays for a portion of the service fee and the client pays only the copay for each session, instead of th