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therapist/ther·a·pist/ (ther´ah-pist) a person skilled in the treatment of disease or other disorder.
therapistA person who provides therapy. See Enterostomal therapist, Licensed Massage therapist, Psychotherapist, Physical therapist.
Patient discussion about therapist
Q. How should I choose a therapist? Hi, My 5 months-old baby was born with a very rare metabolic disease, that we currently treat with injections of drugs. So far she’s doing OK, but since the doctors doesn’t really offer any cure for this disease, and I don’t want her receiving injections all her life, we’re looking for a natural therapy. I tried to contact healers I found in several listings, but I’m afraid I’ll end with a quack. How can I know what treatment will be the best for my baby?
Q. Is there a good way to find a good therapist? My girlfriend has been depressed for approximately 1 year. It began when she was forced to closed her mortgage business a year ago. The resulting financial hardship has exacerbated it. And 2 weeks ago, her grandmother went into the hospital and then passed away last week. I have seen 2 therapists in my life. One was decent and helped. The other was a pompous jackass. Is there any good resource online or otherwise that can help someone find a good therapist? BTW, she is in the Southern California area. Thanks,
In my case, it was my doctor who recommended a therapist to go see. They usually know one another and have a good idea on which one would be of good help.
You could also try contacting the local mental health agency. But I think that your doctor will get you where you need to be quicker.
Q. How can I know that my doctor is good? You must check and test your doctor. How do i check or test my doctor? I will tell you here...