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Looking for a counselor?

If you're on the lookout for a counselor, NABC's directory is your go-to resource to connect with the right therapist. Before you begin your search, let's quickly understand the distinctions between various mental health professionals:


  • Focus: Trained in psychology, counseling, social work, or medical fields.
  • Expertise: Specialize in areas like substance abuse, sexual abuse, marriage, and family counseling.
  • Titles: LMHC, LPC, Substance Abuse Counselor.

Social Workers:

  • Training: Hold at least a master's degree, often emphasizing societal impact.
  • Expertise: Blend counseling with a focus on social dynamics.
  • Acceptance: Can accept Medicare and Medicaid.


  • Education: Possess a doctorate (PhD or PsyD) in clinical psychology.
  • Expertise: Conduct cognitive tests, offer diagnoses, and therapeutic interventions.
  • Acceptance: More likely to accept Medicare than counselors.


  • Definition: Encompass various mental health professionals practicing psychotherapy.
  • Technique: Utilize the practice of encouraging clients to talk through their issues.


  • Training: Medical doctors with specialized psychiatric training.
  • Expertise: Can prescribe medications and provide talk therapy.
  • Availability: May have limited availability, explore other professionals if not requiring medication.

Ready to embark on your journey to well-being? Explore NABC's comprehensive directory to find the perfect counselor for your needs. Start your search today and take the first step toward a healthier, happier you.

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