Types of Mental Health Professionals
There are many types of mental health professionals who can help you recover, and each one specializes in a particular approach to treatment inside the two main divisions of therapy or medication treatment plans. Mental health professionals fall into four main categories:
Talk with your health insurance provider to find the care provider(s) you need.
Those who prescribe and monitor medication: primary care doctors, psychiatrists, psychiatric or mental health nurse practitioners
Therapists: primary care doctors, psychiatric or mental health nurses, psychologists
Counselors: clinical social workers, counselors, pastoral counselors
Peer specialists: social workers, psychiatric pharmacists