Who can help me?
June 16, 2012 12:54 PM Subscribe
How do you know what type of mental health professional you need?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've been feeling immense anxiety because of issues at my work. My whole life I've had problems concentrating (I can only work for a few hours a day), and now with this added anxiety, I'm wholly unproductive. I thought I would seek the help of a professional. I looked through the listing of mental health specialists who participate in my insurance (I'm in the US). But there are many different kinds of specialists: psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric social workers, etc. I've gotten some recommendations from people I know -- but these specialists also have different backgrounds (psychologist, counselor, nurse).
Which type should I choose? Thanks.