New Horizons Center for Healing prides itself on being a multifaceted healthcare provider ready to serve the needs of our North Dallas community. We may be well known for our counseling staff, but we provide additional mental health services through our clinical psychologist and psychiatrist. These services include test and assessments, diagnosis, treatment and prevention options.
What is the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist?
Many people are confused by who they should see first, a psychiatrist versus a psychologist. The question, “what is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?” is a rather common questions that we hear. Essentially, a psychiatrist has a medical degree specializing in mental health. This means they are able to prescribe medication to treat emotional or mental health concerns. A psychologist has a doctoral degree in the study of mental health and focuses his or her efforts on assessing and diagnosing possible mental health conditions, but not prescribing medications. These mental health professionals are also both able to provide psychotherapy and counseling (if needed) to their patients.