therapist

noun ther·a·pist \ ˈther-ə-pist \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of therapist

: one specializing in therapy; especially : a person trained in methods of treatment and rehabilitation other than the use of drugs or surgery
  • a speech therapist

Examples of therapist in a Sentence

  1. He works with a therapist to improve his speech.

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First Known Use of therapist

1886



THERAPIST Defined for English Language Learners

therapist

noun

Definition of therapist for English Language Learners

  • : a person trained in methods of treating illnesses especially without the use of drugs or surgery

  • : a person who helps people deal with mental or emotional problems by talking about those problems : a person trained in psychotherapy


THERAPIST Defined for Kids

therapist

noun ther·a·pist \ ˈther-ə-pəst \

Definition of therapist for Students

: a person specializing in treating disorders or injuries of the body or mind especially in ways that do not involve drugs and surgery a speech therapist

Medical Dictionary

therapist

noun ther·a·pist \ ˈther-ə-pəst \

medical Definition of therapist

: a person specializing in therapy; especially : one trained in methods of treatment and rehabilitation other than the use of drugs or surgery

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