Hello, I'd like to help you with your question.
It sounds like what your husband went through was a big blow to him. If he is not used to losing, it may be a big shock to him, making him question his abilities and maybe even his self worth.
If your husband is willing to talk to someone about what he experienced, that is a great step to help himself to feel better. A well trained and highly recommended psychologist would be just as good as seeing a psychiatrist maybe even better. A psychiatrist can do therapy, but they are M.D.'s with a degree in psychology so they mostly prescribe medications. A Master's level or Ph.D. level therapist mainly focuses on individual therapy which sounds like exactly what you and your husband are looking for.
You can find a good therapist in many ways. But the key to which therapist you choose is finding one that fits your needs. For example, a therapist that works out for one person may not fit what your husband needs. A therapist needs to not only be a good personality fit, but also provide the type of therapy you are seeking. So talking to a few therapists over the phone or in person can help you screen which one provides what you need.
Here are ways to increase the chances you find someone that is best suited to help you:
Ask your doctor. Doctors often come across people who need to talk to a therapist. Since the doctor can only offer medication to help, they usually refer out for therapy. And patients sometimes provide feedback so a doctor may be familiar with good therapists in their area.
Screen therapists on line. Here is a site that helps:
It also helps to be familiar with the credentials of therapists. Anyone who is a Master's level and above (PhD) is required.
Experience also is needed, especially in the area you are concerned about such as depression or anxiety
. Here is a list of therapist's credentials:
I hope this has helped you,