13, Jun, 2024
Licensed Professional Counselors

Licensed Professional Counselors

– These counselors have a Master’s Degree in psychology or counseling or in a number of related fields. They are trained to make diagnoses.


Pastoral counselors

– Clergymen who have received training in clinical pastoral education and are prepared to diagnose as well as lead group or individual therapy sessions.


Peer specialists

– Peer specialists are primarily engaged in drug and alcohol abuse programs and use their life experiences with substance abuse to help patients through recovery. Some training is usually required.


Certified drug and alcohol abuse counselors

– These counselors have specialized training in substance abuse. They can diagnose and lead group and individual counseling sessions.


Nurse psychotherapists

– Nurse psychotherapists are registered nurses specializing in psychiatric and mental health nursing. They also make diagnoses and lead counseling meetings.


Child/adolescent psychiatrists

– These counselors are licensed physicians who have trained in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional and behavioral issues suffered by children. Child and adolescent psychiatrists can prescribe medications but they do not provide psychotherapy.


Psychiatric or mental health practitioner

– These professionals are registered nurse practitioners with graduate degrees and special training in diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and emotional illnesses.