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
He works with a therapist to improve his speech.
Recent Examples of therapist from the Web
The Chicago-area ranks second in metropolitan areas with the highest employment of occupational therapists.
This is a series about a therapist who crosses some major lines with her patients.
In clinics like ETSU’s, the therapists eschew the familiar couch-and-office setup.
Legislation like the Americans with Disabilities Act (which covers depression) increased social awareness, and the mainstreaming of therapists and antidepressants has served to normalize depression.
Therapists now also focus more on their personal relationship with their patients.
Steele delivered an impassioned, career-capping closing argument while Constand, a Canadian massage therapist who once played professional basketball in Italy, sat in the front row.
A respiratory therapist at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, Morris was shot in the head on Feb. 2, 2015.
In the indie/black comedy, Hayek, who plays a healer and massage therapist, is forced to attend a very uncomfortable dinner party thrown by her employer (Connie Britton).
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First Known Use of therapist
THERAPIST Defined for English Language Learners
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
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
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