Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who specializes in the provision of a particular therapy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as therapeutist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone who provides therapy, usually professionally.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person skilled in a particular type of therapy

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Examples

  • “Doctor Bradon said you might say something like that, and he said if she got a new therapist it must not be a woman… that she has issues which require a male therapist…”

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  • The term therapist can refer to a psychiatrist, psycholo­gist, social worker, nurse, or pastoral counselor.

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  • The word therapist triggered a medical image, of someone on an uphill career path toward a goal that required study, dedication and total commitment.

    RUBYRED AND PARSHOOTER

  • Nightwing calls his therapist while stuck in a death trap, but his therapist is about to go to bed with his wife.

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  • Nightwing calls his therapist while stuck in a death trap, but his therapist is about to go to bed with his wife.

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  • “Where is your therapist?” she asked, pronouncing the word therapist as if it was a profanity.

    Eye of the Storm

  • “Where is your therapist?” she asked, pronouncing the word therapist as if it was a profanity.

    Eye of the Storm

  • "The term 'therapist' is a very general term that can be applied to a variety of different professions serving a variety of different needs," says Mark Hamilton, executive director of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

    The Seattle Times

  • That's the thing you will want to tackle --- if you have access to it, a therapist is a great start.

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  • Last night I went to my first breath therapy session, mostly because the therapist is a close friend - whoops, there I go, now you see what I mean - and I was curious.

    One year on

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