Mental Health Professionals
Mental health professionals can help your child set goals, understand their own concerns and learn new coping skills. Practicing new behaviors outside of therapy is a key part of progress. Like lifting weights a few times each week builds muscle, using new skills between sessions helps build mental and emotional wellness for the long term.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
An LCSW is a counselor with a master's degree in social work from an accredited graduate program. Trained to make diagnoses, provide individual and group counseling, and provide case management and advocacy, they are usually found in the hospital setting.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
A counselor with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy counseling that helps couples and family members manage problems within their relationships.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
A counselor with a master's degree in psychology, counseling or a related field who is trained to diagnose and provide individual and group counseling.
A medical doctor with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses. A psychiatrist can evaluate and diagnose patients, prescribe medication and sometimes provide therapy service.
A professional with a doctoral degree in psychology, psychologists specialize in the study of behaviors and mental processes. Psychologists help people learn to understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues. They also provide psychological assessments to assess cognitive and emotional functioning.