-A counselor is a trained mental health professional who analyzes their clients’ personal/professional/social problems and guides them accordingly on a professional basis.
-They work mainly on the overall well-being of people’s mental health.
-Their main focus is on issues related to general mental health rather than serious and specific disorders.
-It involves working with clients who face problems regarding interpersonal relationships, education and career-related choices, personal problems like low self esteem, etc.
-They help their clients cope with common problems that occur at different developmental stages which are very unlikely to require medication.
-Clinical psychologists are mental health professionals who have specialized in the branch of clinical psychology, diagnosing and treating clients based on research findings.
-A clinical psychologist works to resolve specific mental illnesses.
-They diagnose their clients for intense problems like anxiety related disorders, clinical depression and make treatment plans which involve therapeutic procedures.
-The main goal of a clinical psychologist is to relieve the client from their problems without them having to go for medication.
-A clinical psychologist cannot prescribe medicines or other clinical methods except in very few places like Iowa, Illinois, Idaho, etc.
-A psychiatrist is a qualified doctor who has a specialized background of mental health with respect to the medical field.
-They work with patients who are diagnosed with specific mental illnesses, which are severe enough to require internal chemical alteration.
-Psychiatrists treat the physical and cognitive manifestations that are caused as a result of mental disorders.
-Such disorders arise from distorted neurological functioning, that require trained doctors in that specific field for proper treatment.
-Being medical doctors, psychiatrists are licensed to prescribe specific medication for treatment purposes.