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Counseling is the provision of professional assistance and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems and is carried out by a trained (and certified) professional. Some people use the terms ‘counseling’ and ‘psychotherapy’ interchangeably.
This is an umbrella term for any professional who is trained to treat people for their emotional problems. Depending upon their academic degree, a psychotherapist can be a psychiatrist, psychologist, or social worker, and work with individuals, couples, groups, or families.
A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, which is to say in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Psychiatrists are medical doctors, unlike psychologists, and must evaluate patients to determine whether their symptoms are the result of a physical illness, a combination of physical and mental, or a strictly psychiatric one.
They are professionals specializing in diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, emotional disturbance, and behaviour problems. Psychologists can only use talk therapy as treatment; you must see a psychiatrist or other medical doctor to be treated with medication.