Psychologist Definition

A psychologist is an individual who holds a doctoral degree in psychology and is licensed or certified to furnish psychological diagnosis and treatment to patients. A psychologist can help people with stress relief, as well as coping with chronic back or neck pain. He or she can also treat depression, which is fairly common for patients suffering from chronic pain. A psychologist is limited in the extent of treatment, since a psychologist can provide counseling and behavioral therapy but cannot prescribe medication.