ok, so I have tried to figure this out and I don't really know what the answer is. I have always thought that counsellors deal w/ more "every day problems" or at least not very serious, pathological ones. And that psychiatrists differ from psychologists in terms of their medical training and thus maybe somewhat different approach? Anyways, my point is, how do you know which one is best for treating a disorder/issue? The reason why I'm asking I guess is b/c I am starting to see this counsellor (who is still finishing his degree anyways) for issues ie. ed's.... would it really make a big difference if I were to go to either a Psychologist or Psychiatrist??? I am not seeking to do either one and I am not "in treatment" for an ed but it's one of the issues being discussed..... how do you know if someone has "enough" training for a particular area? And do the three differ in their approaches ie. do counsellors use the same kind of techniques/methods of therapy than a psychologist/psychiatrist????