"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built."

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Types of Therapists

All therapists listed have a range of training and education in a variety of theories that assist them in helping patients.

Psychiatrists

A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor (M.D.) who has specialized education and training in diagnosing and treating the mind and the brain through the use of medications and/or therapy.  Psychiatrists listed here are medical doctors who are specifically trained in psychoanalytic theory and approaches to helping people with mental and emotional problems, and are also licensed to prescribe medications.

Psychologists 

A Psychologist (L.P.) has extensive education and training (either a Ph.D., Psy.D.or M.A.) in the understanding of how the mind and brain function throughout life and are licensed to work with patients on a range of therapeutic issues. Some psychologists also conduct psychological testing. Psychologists here are specifically trained in psychoanalytic theory and approaches to helping people.

Clinical Social Workers

A Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) is a licensed professional social worker with advanced training in the social, emotional, psychological aspects of the mind in the context of the patient’s life cycle.  Clinical social workers also assess and diagnose problems interfering with successful living.  Clinical social workers listed here are specifically trained in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory and approaches to helping people. 

Licensed Professional Counselors

Professional Counselors (LPCC & LP) have degrees from University counseling programs, which includes training in the social, emotional, psychological aspects of the mind in the context of the patient’s life cycle. Those listed here have additional training in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory and approaches to helping people.