Are psychologist really a help to our kids? I have gotten conflicting information about psychiatrists as well. Do they just do the medication? or do the counsel as well? I'm not sure who to turn to. I took my difficult child to a psychologist Friday. 40 minutes away from our house and I don't know if there was even a point. He agreed with the peditrician on the diagnosis which was not what I wanted to hear. I don't know if I should find someone closer to home, or just wait on the psychiatrist appointment. (Dec. 17th). Suggestions?