Say you're a physician with burnout. You're stressed, you're depressed, you're angry at the way your profession has gone. You've decided to get an outside opinion about your life, as described on the page 'Life Coaching versus Therapy'. Who to turn to? Some people think that the word psychiatrist is scary and that going to see one means that something is seriously wrong with you. Not so!
There's an advantage to seeing a person with broad training and experience. Psychiatrists are in the somewhat unique position, by virtue of their medical training, to have seen people from all walks of life, from the indigent to very high functioning people. We've encountered the whole gamut of human difficulties - and no less importantly, abilities and strengths.
Think about surgeons and this point will be clearer. A surgeon will have operated on people young and old, on very healthy people with a relatively small problem, and on elderly, medically complex patients with complicated surgical problems. Would you refuse to have your simple appendectomy done by a surgeon because 'they deal with really sick people'? It's patently absurd, of course.
The old style psychoanalyst type of psychiatrist, adapted to today, is your 21st century hi-tech, small, local, organic, hand crafted, single batch anything. If Freud were alive today, and if he was a bit less frowny, a bit more chill, then his couch would be a chair, his pipe would be, well, gone, and he'd be Skyping with his patients about the deeper meaning of cat videos.