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Many people ask ‘What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?’  A psychologist typically has a doctoral level education and is licensed by the state in which they practice.  Psychologists in Florida do not prescribe medications.  A psychiatrist typically has a medical degree (M.D.) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) and prescribes medications for psychological conditions.

Whether you see a psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, or counselor, these clinicians should be licensed by the state where you reside.  Click here to verify licensure in Florida: https://mqa-internet.doh.state.fl.us/MQASearchServices/HealthCareProviders.



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