How do I become a therapist?

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How much does it cost to become a therapist? How do I become a therapist?

This is the most common question that we get. Don’t worry we have an answer for you!

What is the difference in a psychotherapist and a psychiatrist? What are the different types of therapists?
Psychiatrists and Nurse Practitioners can prescribe medication.

A psychiatrist is a licensed medical doctor. They are licensed by the AMA. They can prescribe medication.

A nurse practitioner is the highest level of licensure for a nurse who works with an MD. They are licensed by the state. They can prescribe medication.

A clinical psychologist is someone licensed with Ph.D. in Psychology. They are licensed by the APA. They cannot prescribe medication.

A MFT or marriage and family therapist typically does therapy with couples and families. They are usually trained in more systemic models of therapy. They have a masters degree and are licensed by the state. They cannot prescribe medication.

An LPC or licensed professional counselor is has a masters degree in counseling and a license from the state board. They have a masters degree in counseling. They are at the highest level of their professional licensure. They cannot prescribe medication.

An LICSW or an LICSW PIP is a licensed clinical social worker with a license to practice independently and supervise other social workers from the state board. They have a masters degree in social work. They are at the highest level of their professional licensure. They cannot prescribe medication.

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