A psychologist is a trained professional who studies human behavior, emotions, and mental processes. They utilize scientific methods to conduct research, assess and diagnose individuals, and provide therapy or treatment to people experiencing psychological difficulties or disorders.


  • Conducting psychological assessments and evaluations to diagnose mental health conditions.
  • Developing and implementing treatment plans for individuals or groups.
  • Providing therapeutic interventions such as counseling, psychotherapy, or behavior modification techniques.
  • Collaborating with other healthcare professionals to develop comprehensive treatment approaches.
  • Conducting research studies to contribute to the understanding of human behavior and mental processes.
  • Offering support and guidance to individuals experiencing emotional distress or psychological difficulties.
  • Keeping accurate and confidential records of client interactions and progress.
  • Adhering to ethical guidelines and professional standards in all aspects of practice.


  • Clinical psychology
  • Counseling psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Experimental psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Neuropsychology

Educational Requirements:

Psychologists typically hold a doctoral degree in psychology, which involves several years of graduate study and research. Some psychologists may also have additional specialized training or certifications in specific areas of practice.