therapist

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EtymologyEdit

therapy +‎ -ist

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  • IPA(key): /ˈθɛɹəpɪst/
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NounEdit

therapist (plural therapists)

  1. Someone who provides therapy, usually professionally.
  2. A psychotherapist specifically.
    • 2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “Our banks are out of control”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21:
      Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic […].  Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. […]  But the scandals kept coming, and so we entered stage three – what therapists call "bargaining". A broad section of the political class now recognises the need for change but remains unable to see the necessity of a fundamental overhaul. Instead it offers fixes and patches.

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