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

Definition of therapist in English:


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;
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.

Words that rhyme with therapist

aromatherapist, physiotherapist, psychotherapist

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