If you are seeking therapy, then you should be sure the psychiatrist, other other mental health provider performs that service. Most providers are willing to have a brief phone conversation to discuss what you are seeking help with. That phone conversation would be a good opportunity to ask about therapy and what they provide and the costs.
There are a number of professionals who provide talk therapy, including many psychologists. Except for a very few states, only psychiatrists and other medical doctors can prescribe medicine. If you are looking for a combined approach, therapy with medication, then a psychiatrist might be a good match for integrated treatment.
If you only want to do talk therapy, you would have a much wider set of professionals available. The main distinction between psychologists and other talk therapy providers is the length and kind of training. Most licensed psychologists are required to have a doctoral degree which usually means at least 4-5 years of university training. Most other licensed professionals have a master's degree with about 2-3 years of graduate education, although some non-psychologist therapists also have a doctoral degree.
Issues like cost, insurance coverage, whether they specialize in your particular concern, and distance from your home or work may be additional factors you may want to consider when selecting a therapist.
There are different types of therapy and different types of therapists with differing amounts and types of education and experience, so sometimes it is helpful to obtain a referral to try to help connect you to an appropriate therapist.
That's a great question! Sometimes, with all of the mental health providers out there it can get confusing on who to see. Many psychiatrists are skilled talk therapists. However, there are psychiatrists who choose to practice medication management only, which means no therapy. Visits are generally brief in this case. If you don't feel the need for meds, I'd recommend a good licensed counselor, psychologist, or MFT (marriage, family therapist) in your area. The most important thing is to make sure that you work with someone who you have a rapport with. If not, then it's a waste of time for you as you will not feel comfortable with that person and no progress will be made.
I hope that helps. Please let me know if you need any other assistance.