1. What can I expect during my first visit?
2. Can other family members come for counseling?
Yes, at Mid Atlantic Behavioral Health we have providers who see families and couples.
3. What kinds of therapy do you offer?
Our providers use a range of evidence based practices, ranging from interpersonal approaches to highly structured dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
4. What is the difference between a psychiatrist, psychologist, and a therapist?
A psychiatrist attended medical school and therefore hold an M.D. Psychiatrists focus more on the use of medication for treatment.
Psychologists, on the other hand, may have their Ph.D. or PsyD. Psychologists put more of an emphasis on assessment and therapy. While they cannot prescribe medication, they can provide therapy as a supplement to those who are already on medications.
A therapist can hold various different degrees, such as a Ph.D., LSW or LPCMH. A psychologist who is not licensed yet is considered to be a therapist. Additionally, any other degree that is at a Master’s level, such as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), is considered to be a therapist.