Therapist

As regards your seeing a psychiatrist: there is no objection to your trying this form of treatment if your physician recommends it, and any intelligent doctor would never he prejudiced against the Faith through the difficulties incurred by a patient due to illness.

Shoghi Effendi, Lights of Guidance, p. 282

As you know, Bahá’u’lláh has ordained that in case of illness we should always consult the most competent physicians. And this is exactly what the Guardian strongly advises you to do. For prayer alone is not sufficient. To render it more effective we have to make use of all the physical and material advantages which God has given us. Healing through purely spiritual forces is undoubtedly as inadequate as that which materialist physicians and thinkers vainly seek to obtain by resorting entirely to mechanical devices and methods. The best result can be obtained by combining the two processes: spiritual and physical.

Shoghi Effendi, The Throne of the Inner Temple, p. 76

There is nothing in our teachings about Freud and his method. Psychiatric treatment in general is no doubt an important contribution to medicine, but we must believe it is still a growing rather than a perfected science. As Bahá’u’lláh has urged us to avail ourselves of the help of good physicians Bahá’ís are certainly not only free to turn to psychiatry for assistance but should, when advisable, do so. This does not mean psychiatrists are always wise or always right, it means we are free to avail ourselves of the best medicine has to offer us.

Shoghi Effendi, Lights of Guidance, p. 284

. . . the soul is not aided by psychotherapy. . .

Universal House of Justice, Lights of Guidance, p. 283

As a general guideline, it is preferable that individuals offering counselling who are Bahá’ís not create the impression that they are a source of guidance in this area [parental consent] but rather, as stated above, refer the friends to Spiritual Assemblies.

Universal House of Justice to an individual, 24 Sept. 2014

As Bahá’u’lláh has urged us to avail ourselves of the help of good physicians, Bahá’ís certainly are not only free to turn to psychiatry for assistance but should, when available, do so. The mind, then, with all its aberrancies, may often favourably be influenced by scientifically trained persons.

Universal House of Justice, Lights of Guidance, p. 283