Published on Global Post on 7/1/13
Therapists must qualify for one of the professions legally allowed to provide psychotherapy in their state. This generally includes psychologists and counselors, marriage and family therapists and social workers. Requirements vary from state to state, but generally include graduate education, supervised experience, examinations and credentialing. For professions like nurse practitioners and psychiatrists, who are allowed to practice therapy but frequently do not, other patterns may apply.