Meaning of “therapist” in the English Dictionary

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"therapist" in British English

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therapistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈθer.ə.pɪst/ us /ˈθer.ə.pɪst/

C1 someone whose job is to treat a particular type of mental or physical illness or disability, usually with a particular type of therapy:

a speech therapist
a music/an art therapist
I'm seeing my therapist on Friday morning.

More examples

  • He's been seeing a therapist to try to control his anger.
  • Therapists helped her regain the use of her fingers.

(Definition of “therapist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)