therapist

noun
ther·​a·​pist | \ˈther-ə-pist \

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.

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During his six weeks there, Pohl took intensive classes with about 10 other boys and talked to his therapist frequently. Christine Vestal, Washington Post, "Marijuana addiction is real but many users don’t realize that," 24 June 2018 In a therapist's office, spouses can learn conflict-management skills (like the Gottman-Rapoport intervention, based on a method used to increase understanding between nations during the Cold War) and ways to connect and understand each other. John Gottman And Christopher Dollard, chicagotribune.com, "Five myths about marriage," 14 June 2018 Not only is Josh alone and troubled, now his only living relative and protector and his therapist, sworn to do no harm, are knocking boots in a highly unethical manner. Michael Heaton, cleveland.com, "'Aardvark' is a strange beast of a movie (review)," 13 Apr. 2018 After long struggle and many setbacks, my therapist slowly got me to put aside my mask. Keith Gessen, The New Yorker, "The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma," 10 Apr. 2018 And the thing is, time passes faster online because things are happening constantly; all of my friends’ therapists tell them to log off because the human brain isn’t meant to process this much trauma at this much scale at once. Bijan Stephen, The Verge, "Alienation is the most powerful online brand," 27 Oct. 2018 In therapy the Hilinskis continued to redefine their new life’s mission, shifting away from the why as much as possible and toward their therapist’s suggestion: how. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "A College QB's Suicide. A Family's Search for Answers.," 26 June 2018 During his six weeks there, Pohl took intensive classes with about 10 other boys and talked to his therapist frequently. Christine Vestal, Anchorage Daily News, "Marijuana addiction is real, and rising," 25 June 2018 The settlement comes three years after the girl filed a police report and told her parents, two teachers, her therapist and hospital staff of the incident. Lauren Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, "South Bay school district settles rape lawsuit with former student," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of therapist

1886, in the meaning defined above

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therapist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of therapist

: 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

noun
ther·​a·​pist | \ˈther-ə-pəst \

Kids Definition of therapist

: 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

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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