Type of TherapistSpecializationDescription
Clinical PsychologistMental health assessment and therapyClinical psychologists diagnose and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders through various therapeutic techniques.
PsychiatristMedication management and therapyPsychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in mental health. They diagnose and treat mental illnesses, often prescribing medications and providing therapy.
CounselorCounseling and guidanceCounselors provide guidance and support to individuals, couples, families, and groups, helping them address personal, social, and psychological issues.
Marriage and Family TherapistCouples and family counselingMarriage and family therapists work with couples and families to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen relationships through therapy and intervention.
Child and Adolescent TherapistChild and teen counselingChild and adolescent therapists specialize in understanding and addressing the psychological needs of children and teenagers, often employing play therapy and expressive techniques.
Substance Abuse CounselorAddiction treatment and recoverySubstance abuse counselors help individuals overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol through counseling, support, and development of coping strategies.
Art TherapistCreative expression and therapyArt therapists use various art forms and creative activities to help individuals explore emotions, improve self-esteem, and address psychological challenges.
Music TherapistMusic-based interventionsMusic therapists use music and musical activities to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs, promoting health and well-being.
Dance/Movement TherapistMovement-based therapyDance/movement therapists help individuals explore emotions, improve body awareness, and enhance self-expression through movement and dance.
Drama TherapistTheatrical techniques and therapyDrama therapists use drama, role-playing, and theatrical techniques to help individuals explore emotions, develop social skills, and address psychological issues.
Play TherapistPlay-based interventionsPlay therapists utilize play as a means of communication and expression to help children process emotions, resolve trauma, and develop coping skills.
Occupational TherapistRehabilitation and adaptive skills developmentOccupational therapists assist people in developing, recovering, or maintaining the skills needed for daily living and working through various activities.
Physical TherapistPhysical rehabilitation and pain managementPhysical therapists help people with injuries or illnesses improve movement, manage pain, and regain function through specialized exercises and techniques.
Speech TherapistSpeech and language therapySpeech therapists work with individuals to diagnose and treat communication disorders, including speech, language, and swallowing difficulties.
Sex TherapistSexual health and intimacySex therapists address issues related to sexual dysfunction, intimacy, and sexual identity, providing education, counseling, and techniques to improve sexual well-being.
Trauma TherapistTrauma-informed therapyTrauma therapists specialize in treating individuals who have experienced trauma, utilizing techniques to promote healing, resilience, and post-traumatic growth.
Cognitive Behavioral TherapistCognitive restructuring and behavior modificationCognitive behavioral therapists help clients identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors, promoting healthier coping strategies and emotional regulation.
Psychodynamic TherapistExploring unconscious processesPsychodynamic therapists explore how past experiences and unconscious thoughts influence current behavior, aiming to increase insight and resolve inner conflicts.
Existential TherapistMeaning and existential issuesExistential therapists help clients explore questions of meaning, purpose, and existence, encouraging personal growth and acceptance of life’s uncertainties.
Gestalt TherapistHolistic psychotherapyGestalt therapists focus on the present moment and the client’s experience, emphasizing self-awareness, personal responsibility, and relationship dynamics.
Humanistic TherapistPerson-centered therapyHumanistic therapists focus on the individual’s capacity for self-awareness and self-growth, emphasizing empathy, authenticity, and the client’s subjective experience.
Rational Emotive Behavior TherapistRational thinking and emotional regulationRational Emotive Behavior therapists help clients identify and challenge irrational beliefs and develop healthier thought patterns and emotional responses.
EMDR TherapistEye Movement Desensitization and ReprocessingEMDR therapists use a structured approach involving bilateral stimulation to help individuals process traumatic memories and alleviate associated distress.
Psychiatric Nurse PractitionerMedication management and therapyPsychiatric nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses who specialize in mental health. They assess, diagnose, and treat mental illnesses, often prescribing medication.
Expressive Arts TherapistIntegration of various art forms into therapyExpressive arts therapists use multiple art forms (e.g., visual arts, music, dance) to help individuals explore emotions, foster self-awareness, and promote healing.
Equine-Assisted TherapistTherapy involving horses and equine activitiesEquine-assisted therapists use interactions with horses and equine activities to address emotional and psychological challenges, promoting personal growth and well-being.
Wilderness TherapistTherapy in natural outdoor settingsWilderness therapists conduct therapy sessions in outdoor settings, utilizing nature and adventure-based activities to facilitate personal growth and overcome challenges.
Horticultural TherapistTherapy involving plants and gardening activitiesHorticultural therapists use gardening and plant-related activities to promote mental health, emotional well-being, and social integration, fostering personal growth and healing.
Adventure TherapistTherapy involving outdoor adventure activitiesAdventure therapists use outdoor adventure activities like hiking, camping, and rock climbing to promote personal growth, self-discovery, and overcoming psychological barriers.
Neurofeedback TherapistBrainwave regulation and biofeedback trainingNeurofeedback therapists use EEG technology to help clients regulate brainwave patterns, promoting improved focus, attention, and emotional regulation.
Somatic TherapistMind-body integration and trauma releaseSomatic therapists focus on the connection between the mind and body, using movement and body awareness to release tension, trauma, and promote holistic well-being.
Animal-Assisted TherapistTherapy involving trained animalsAnimal-assisted therapists use interactions with trained animals to improve mood, reduce stress, and address psychological issues, fostering emotional support and well-being.
Clinical CounsellingMental health therapy and well-beingRegistered Clinical Counsellors (RCCs) are specifically trained to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. RCCs work with many kinds of people: individuals, couples, and families in individual and group settings.
PharmacistMedication management and patient educationPharmacists specialize in medication management, ensuring patients receive appropriate medications, doses, and understand how to use them effectively for mental health conditions.
Family PhysicianPrimary care and mental health screeningFamily physicians provide comprehensive medical care, including screening, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions, often referring patients to specialists for further care.
Social WorkerSocial support and advocacySocial workers provide individuals and families with access to resources, support services, and advocacy, helping them navigate systems and address social determinants of mental health.
Regulated NursesNursing care and patient educationRegulated nurses, such as Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), provide nursing care, medication administration, and patient education, supporting individuals with mental health conditions.
Occupational TherapistRehabilitation and adaptive skills developmentOccupational therapists assist people in developing, recovering, or maintaining the skills needed for daily living and working through various activities.
Physical TherapistPhysical rehabilitation and pain managementPhysical therapists help people with injuries or illnesses improve movement, manage pain, and regain function through specialized exercises and techniques.
Speech TherapistSpeech and language therapySpeech therapists work with individuals to diagnose and treat communication disorders, including speech, language, and swallowing difficulties.
Sex TherapistSexual health and intimacySex therapists address issues related to sexual dysfunction, intimacy, and sexual identity, providing education, counseling, and techniques to improve sexual well-being.
Trauma TherapistTrauma-informed therapyTrauma therapists specialize in treating individuals who have experienced trauma, utilizing techniques to promote healing, resilience, and post-traumatic growth.
Cognitive Behavioral TherapistCognitive restructuring and behavior modificationCognitive behavioral therapists help clients identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors, promoting healthier coping strategies and emotional regulation.
Psychodynamic TherapistExploring unconscious processesPsychodynamic therapists explore how past experiences and unconscious thoughts influence current behavior, aiming to increase insight and resolve inner conflicts.
Existential TherapistMeaning and existential issuesExistential therapists help clients explore questions of meaning, purpose, and existence, encouraging personal growth and acceptance of life’s uncertainties.
Gestalt TherapistHolistic psychotherapyGestalt therapists focus on the present moment and the client’s experience, emphasizing self-awareness, personal responsibility, and relationship dynamics.
Humanistic TherapistPerson-centered therapyHumanistic therapists focus on the individual’s capacity for self-awareness and self-growth, emphasizing empathy, authenticity, and the client’s subjective experience.
Rational Emotive Behavior TherapistRational thinking and emotional regulationRational Emotive Behavior therapists help clients identify and challenge irrational beliefs and develop healthier thought patterns and emotional responses.
EMDR TherapistEye Movement Desensitization and ReprocessingEMDR therapists use a structured approach involving bilateral stimulation to help individuals process traumatic memories and alleviate associated distress.
Psychiatric Nurse PractitionerMedication management and therapyPsychiatric nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurses who specialize in mental health. They assess, diagnose, and treat mental illnesses, often prescribing medication.
Expressive Arts TherapistIntegration of various art forms into therapyExpressive arts therapists use multiple art forms (e.g., visual arts, music, dance) to help individuals explore emotions, foster self-awareness, and promote healing.
Equine-Assisted TherapistTherapy involving horses and equine activitiesEquine-assisted therapists use interactions with horses and equine activities to address emotional and psychological challenges, promoting personal growth and well-being.
Wilderness TherapistTherapy in natural outdoor settingsWilderness therapists conduct therapy sessions in outdoor settings, utilizing nature and adventure-based activities to facilitate personal growth and overcome challenges.
Horticultural TherapistTherapy involving plants and gardening activitiesHorticultural therapists use gardening and plant-related activities to promote mental health, emotional well-being, and social integration, fostering personal growth and healing.
Adventure TherapistTherapy involving outdoor adventure activitiesAdventure therapists use outdoor adventure activities like hiking, camping, and rock climbing to promote personal growth, self-discovery, and overcoming psychological barriers.
Neurofeedback TherapistBrainwave regulation and biofeedback trainingNeurofeedback therapists use EEG technology to help clients regulate brainwave patterns, promoting improved focus, attention, and emotional regulation.
Somatic TherapistMind-body integration and trauma releaseSomatic therapists focus on the connection between the mind and body, using movement and body awareness to release tension, trauma, and promote holistic well-being.
Animal-Assisted TherapistTherapy involving trained animalsAnimal-assisted therapists use interactions with trained animals to improve mood, reduce stress, and address psychological issues, fostering emotional support and well-being.
Clinical CounsellingMental health therapy and well-beingRegistered Clinical Counsellors (RCCs) are specifically trained to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. RCCs work with many kinds of people: individuals, couples, and families in individual and group settings.
Educational PsychotherapistLearning difficulties, cognitive development and behavior managementAn educational psychologist is an expert who applies psychological principles to understand and improve learning and development within educational settings. They work with students, teachers, and schools to assess learning difficulties, provide interventions, and promote academic success and emotional well-being.
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Comprehensive List of Diagnostic Tools

The Comprehensive List of Diagnostic Tools is intended to assist in accessing a range of options related to trauma, anxiety, and other mental health topics.