Summary: Seeking licensed psychiatrists and therapists on difference between the two

  • Name: Lauren Krouse Freelance
  • Category: Lifestyle and Fitness
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: Freelance
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 12 June

Query: Hi! For Everyday Health, I’m seeking therapists and psychiatrists in practice to explain the difference between a therapist vs. psychiatrist. Here are my questions:

  1. What is a therapist? What type of training do therapists receive and what treatment can they offer?
  2. What is a psychiatrist? What type of training do psychiatrists receive and what treatment can they offer?
  3. What’s the difference between a therapist and a psychiatrist and how can someone decide when to see one over the other (or to see both)?
  4. If you’re seeking care for anxiety, should you see a psychiatrist, therapist, or both?
  5. Why would a therapist refer you to a psychiatrist?

Requirements: Psychiatrist and/or therapist currently in practice, ideally affiliated with a university or currently teaching/providing training to practitioners. Thanks in advance!

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