What is another word for psychoanalyst?

Pronunciation: [sˈa͡ɪkə͡ʊˌanɐlˌɪst] (IPA)

A psychoanalyst is a professional who analyzes and treats patients' unconscious mental processes. There are several synonyms for the word "psychoanalyst," including therapist, counselor, psychotherapist, analyst, and shrink. Each term has its own connotation and degree of formality. "Therapist" is a general term that can refer to any professional who provides psychotherapy. "Counselor" typically refers to someone who provides guidance and support for mental health issues. "Psychotherapist" is a slightly more formal term that indicates a trained and licensed professional who provides talk therapy to patients. "Analyst" and "shrink" are both more informal terms that are sometimes used colloquially to refer to psychoanalysts.

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Usage examples for Psychoanalyst

The prejudices and superstitions of mankind are like those diseased mental states which are discovered by the psychoanalyst; what he calls a "complex" in the subconscious mind, a tangle or knot which is a center of disturbance, and keeps the whole being in a state of confusion.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
Upton Sinclair
I'm a neurologist, remember, not a psychoanalyst.
"Wheels Within"
Charles V. De Vet
One of the newer theories-one held by Dr. Lewis R. Wolberg, a psychoanalyst-is that hypnosis is a psychosomatic process in that it is both physiological and psychological in character.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis"
Melvin Powers

Famous quotes with Psychoanalyst

  • I mean being a writer is like being a psychoanalyst, but you don't get any patients.
    Al Alvarez
  • Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers, are the most private things one has, and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst.
    Italo Calvino
  • Being a good psychoanalyst, in short, has the same disadvantage as being a good parent: The children desert one as they grow up.
    Morton Hunt
  • I cannot conceive how anybody in his right mind should go to a psychoanalyst.
    Vladimir Nabokov
  • A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
    Billy Wilder

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