All psychologists at Center for Shared Insight are mental health professionals with various specialties, education and training requirements.
UNLICENSED PSYCHOTHERAPISTS (formerly called Registered Psychotherapists in CO before 7/2020) is a psychotherapist listed in the State's database authorized to practice psychotherapy in Colorado but not licensed by the state and not required to satisfy any standardized educational or testing requirements to obtain a registration from the state.
A LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER (LCSW), LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR (LCPC), or MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST (LMFT) completes a master’s degree in social work, counseling or marriage and family therapy, must have a minimum of two years of supervised clinical experience, and is required to pass a state licensed exam.
A LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST (PH.D. OR PSY.D.) must complete a doctoral program in psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.), be trained in theory and practice of psychotherapy, diagnosis, assessment, research and treatment of mental disorders and administration of psychological tests. He or she also must perform a minimum of two years of supervised clinical experience and pass a state licensed exam.
A PSYCHIATRIST completes a full medical degree equivalent to any other Medical Doctor (MD) with specialty training in psychology and psychiatric medications and is the only mental health professional who is able to prescribe medications in Colorado. Some offer psychotherapy, but most focus on the prescription of psychiatric medications and they are required to pass state licensed exams.