What's the difference between a mental health counselor, psychotherapist and counseling psychologist?

They all seem to be different names for the same jobs. But there's a substansial average salary difference when i look them up seperately. Is the education needed different? Do they do different things? What's the difference?

Asked By: Ben C - 7/10/2008
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to do therapy without supervison, you need to have a liscense. Some terms like psychotherapist and social worker are used interchangeably but both mean they have a degree and liscense that allows them to do therapy... More
Answered By: FlyfreeIzzieUCSD - 7/10/2008
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There's none to be of a significant difference. Salaries are depending where you are employed. Privately you can find $150-$200 per hour sessions. Most are of a Ph.D. and some Masters degrees. Although on a tight wire you can even find the rare type with only a Bachelor degree, and others (myself included) only an... More
Answered By: wiu_stu - 7/10/2008
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