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A psychologist (PhD or PsyD) is a doctoral level provider of psychological services, including mental health treatment and research. Psychologists use different varieties of psychotherapy (i.e., talk therapy) as treatment for a wide range of mental health issues and life circumstances, such as trauma, anxiety and depression, psychosis, relationship issues, and life stressors. When working with a treatment team, psychologists contribute assessments (including psychological assessments / testing), recommendations, and treatments for how mental health and life stressors are impacting a patient’s overall health.
A psychiatrist (MD) is a medical doctor with speciality in psychiatric care. Because of their training in medicine, they are able to assess overall physical health and prescribe medications for mental health (i.e., psychotropic medications). Psychiatrists are also qualified to provide psychotherapy (i.e., talk therapy), similarly to psychologists. When working with a treatment team, psychiatrists contribute expertise in understanding how physical health and mental health interact in regards to a patient’s overall wellness.
A neuropsychologist (PhD or PsyD) is a psychologist who has specialized in understanding brain functioning. Neuropsychologists can provide neuropsychological assessments, which differ from other psychological assessments in that they can link specific mental health struggles to specific aspects of brain functioning. Neuropsychologists are often consulted in cases of sudden changes or ongoing struggles with neurological issues, including traumatic brain injuries. Neuropsychologists contribute their expertise in clarifying links between mental health and brain functioning, and can provide recommendations that can account for the patient’s neurological strengths and weaknesses.
A postdoctoral psychologist (PhD or PsyD) is a psychologist who is in their final stage of doctoral level training. Postdoctoral psychologists have completed their academic training in psychological services and are working toward becoming licensed in the state where they practice. Postdoctoral psychologists receive regular supervision by licensed psychologists. Postdoctoral psychologists are at the highest level of training before they are fully independent practitioners, and are largely able to provide the same types of services as licensed psychologists.