A psychologist is a person with a Doctorate in Psychology. Most chaplains are certified or licensed for counseling, so you can see them if you are comfortable with that. If you feel you need treatment, drugs, or long term counseling then you should seek out the unit embedded behavioral health team at your BDE. The EBH team is who you would want to talk to for things like long term or chronic depression or addiction. Your chaplain is more oriented towards acute issues like sudden family issues, marital problems, or work stress.
I am a retired Chaplain Major. The unit Chaplain is not a Psychologist. There are several Chaplains that are certified/licensed counselors, and these are the Family Life Chaplains. Chaplains provide and perform religious services, and they provide faith based counseling. We provide counseling for family issues, marital issues, individual, and work related issues. We often will work with Medical Platoon, and the embedded Behavioral Health Team. As a Family Life Chaplain I provided the same level of professional counseling as the Behavioral Health Clinic.
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