Here is the difference between counselor and psychologist.
Professional counselors must have a master's degree or higher in mental health counseling or family therapy and marriage. They help their clients to learn better ways to solve their problems, specially by providing talk therapy. Most counselors work in private spaces or mental health clinics, and some work in other settings, like schools or community centers. Counselors offer assistance to people who are suffering from problems that cause emotional distress, like relationship issues, anxiety, sexual disorders, eating disorders, life changes and substance abuse.
Psychologists perform the same duties as counselors, but they also provide additional psychological services, such as diagnostic tests or administering psychological and consulting with involved medical professionals regarding the appropriate treatment for their patients, such as medication. Psychologists may work in a variety of settings, including schools, private practice, hospitals and mental health clinics. Many doctoral-level psychologists conduct scientific research. To practice as a clinical psychologist, you need a Ph.D. in psychology, or a Psy.D, or Doctor of Psychology, and a state license to practice.
Counselor is someone who gives advice about problems.
Physiatrists are medical doctors who are:
- Experts at diagnosing and treating pain
- Restore maximum function lost through injury,
illness or disabling conditions
-Treat the whole person, not just the problem area
-Lead a team of medical professionals
-Provide non-surgical treatments
-Explain your medical problems and treatment plan
-Work not only on treatment but also prevention
Sigh. None of that was correct... A psychologist is someone with a PhD (i.e. a doctorate), a counselor has a masters degree. A PSYCHIATRIST is a medical doctor.
I think that a phychologist can prescribe medication for depression and stuff like that and a councelor cant. The phychologist is more of a mental health D.r.
okaay thanks! (: