therapist Definition

a person who is trained to provide therapy, especially for mental illness.

Using therapist: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "therapist" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I've been seeing a therapist for my anxiety.

  • Example

    The therapist helped her work through her depression.

  • Example

    He became a therapist after studying psychology in college.

therapist Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with therapist

  • a healthcare professional who specializes in the rehabilitation and treatment of patients with physical disabilities or impairments


    After her knee surgery, she worked with a physical therapist to regain strength and mobility.

  • a healthcare professional who helps people with physical, developmental, or emotional disabilities to develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills


    The occupational therapist worked with the child to improve their fine motor skills.

  • a healthcare professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of speech and language disorders


    The speech therapist helped the child overcome their stuttering.

Origins of therapist

from Greek 'therapeutes', meaning 'attendant'


Summary: therapist in Brief

A 'therapist' [ˈθerəpɪst] is a trained professional who provides therapy, particularly for mental health issues. Examples of therapists include counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and analysts. There are also specialized types of therapists, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists.

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