What’s the Difference Between a Psychiatrist, Psychologist and a Counselor?

One of the big learning curves to entering the mental health world is getting all the different credentials straight.  It does not help that some sound of similar: psychiatrist and psychologist.  Understanding what each one is and does can help you figure out how best to help your child, so let’s explore this a little… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between a Psychiatrist, Psychologist and a Counselor?

Don’t Get Wowed by Credentials

Credentials are a great thing.  You much prefer your doctor to have MD after his name than DVM after all.  You want your counselor or psychologist to have training, and you want to make sure it was enough training to demonstrate some level of competence.  Supposedly, certificates and licensures should demonstrate that.  Unfortunately, the more… Continue reading Don’t Get Wowed by Credentials