Definition of therapist in English:


Line breaks: ther¦ap|ist
Pronunciation: /ˈθɛrəpɪst


  • 1A person skilled in a particular kind of therapy: a certified massage therapist
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    • Mary Kershaw says her profoundly deaf grandson has not even been seen by a speech therapist.
    • Start with recommendations from your doctor or an occupational therapist.
    • You may need a physical therapist to help with these exercises.
    psychologist, psychotherapist, analyst, psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, mind doctor, head doctor; counsellor; healer; North American alienist
    informal shrink, trick cyclist, head shrinker
  • 1.1A person who treats psychological problems; a psychotherapist: cost is one factor keeping them from the therapist’s couch
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    • I think speaking with a trusted friend (or therapist) about your grief could also help.
    • The wife sued the patient's therapist alleging a failure of duty to protect.
    • Premier coaches - like good therapists or sponsors in 12-step programs - hold people accountable for sticking with new behavior.

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