mental health professional


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mental health professional

A person who by education and experience is professionally qualified to provide counselling interventions designed to facilitate individual achievement of human development goals and remediate mental, emotional or behavioural disorders, and associated distresses, which interfere with mental health and development.

mental health professional

Medtalk A person who by education and experience is professionally qualified to provide counseling interventions designed to facilitate individual achievement of human development goals and remediate mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders, and associated distresses which interfere with mental health and development. See Psychiatrist, Psychologist. Cf Mental health provider.
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"It may be hard, but try to let your parents know how you feel." If it's too difficult to talk to them, Saunders suggests seeking outside help, such as a school counselor or mental health professional.
* An examination by a mental health professional may be required

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