Confused over the types of mental health professionals?

Always wondered what each professional does and who you should seek help from?

Look no further! Here’s a useful infographic that summarises these for you.

 
 This image was edited on 27 Sep 2018, following suggestions from a friend of the practice to make this more relevant for the Singaporean context. We’d like to express our thanks, for reminding us to keep our content curated and accurate for the public.

This image was edited on 27 Sep 2018, following suggestions from a friend of the practice to make this more relevant for the Singaporean context. We’d like to express our thanks, for reminding us to keep our content curated and accurate for the public.

 

In addition, do check out the article posted on youwillbearwitness.com for a more detailed description of the differences between our confusing range of professionals.

Jokes aside, if you’re looking for a psychotherapist to assist you to discuss your difficulties and underlying problems, you might most likely benefit from a professional who is trained in delivering psychotherapy. You deserve to see someone who can truly help you with your problems, so do check on your shortlisted individuals to ensure that you know what you may be getting yourself into. They need to be licensed and kept accountable for their practice. And when in doubt, do ask your therapist/psychologist more about their practice and what are the typical difficulties they are able to help with. The professional should be able to tell you exactly what they’re offering and what they are not able to see in their practice, as a matter of ethical and responsible practice. We hope this post helps.

Need further clarification on specific services offered by a clinical psychologist? Have a read of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.