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A doctor of medicine (MD) is not a trained mental health professional, but often prescribes medications to treat psychological conditions and can refer to MH professionals. They cannot provide therapy but will provide referrals to mental health professionals.
Holds a doctoral degree (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) and through observation, interviews and psychological testing, psychologists will diagnose any existing or potential psychological disorders. Together with the client, they formulate a program of treatment according to the client’s needs.
Clinical Social Worker
LCSWs may work with individuals to enhance social functioning and overall well-being. They LCSW does work that specializes in mental health therapy in a counseling format. An LCSW has a holistic approach that factors in the individual's strengths and environment when helping an individual.
Licensed Professional Counselor
An LPC may work with individuals, families or groups on a number of mental health issues. LPCs help the individual develop more effective coping strategies and use a number of treatment techniques that could include (CBT) cognitive behavioral therapy or others.
A doctor of medicine (MD) that can diagnose, evaluate, and prescribe medications. They are capable of doing therapy but can choose to not engage in therapeutic endeavors.
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