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What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Many people get confused about what the difference is between psychologists and psychiatrists. The difference rests primarily in the fact that psychiatrists have a medical background, whereas psychologists do not. As a result, here in Manitoba, only psychiatrists can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists first train in general medicine and then specialize in psychiatry. While some psychiatrists …

How do I find the right therapist?

I was going to entitle this entry “How do I find a good therapist?” but then changed the title realizing that you could find a very, very good therapist…a competent and knowledgeable therapist… but that would not necessarily mean that he /she was the right person for you. It is always helpful when there is …

Can people really change?

For me, therapy has always been about the business of change. If therapy does not result in an individual being able to manifest significant changes in their life, what is the point of all that talking and all those great insights? Actually, many people do not realize this but insight does not occur using intellect …

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