Counseling Q & A

What is the difference between Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, and Social Workers?

Professional Counselors

American Counseling Association (ACA)

Marriage and Family Therapist

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Social workers

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Psychologists

American Psychological Association (APA)

Psychiatrist

America Psychiatric Association (APA)

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