Meaning of therapist

ther•a•pist

Pronunciation: (ther'u-pist), [key]
— n.
  1. a person trained in the use of physical methods, as exercises, heat treatments, etc., in treating or rehabilitating the sick or wounded or helping patients overcome physical defects.
  2. a person trained in the use of psychological methods for helping patients overcome psychological problems.
  3. a person, as a doctor, skilled in therapeutics.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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