Professional counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.American Counseling Association
A Licensed Professional Counselor means an individual licensed to engage in the practice of counseling. A LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Counselor.
To become a LPC, you must have a bachelor’s degree and then complete graduate school and earn a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Once graduate school has been completed a counselor must complete 2 years of supervised counseling work experience as a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) by a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Michigan Licensed Professional Counselors have training in the following areas:
- group techniques
- counseling theories
- counseling techniques
- counseling philosophy
- testing procedures
- career development
Remember, no great misery goes unnoticed, if you are struggling with your mental health, be sure to reach out to a qualified mental health professional. If you are considering suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK, call 9-1-1, or visit the closest emergency room.
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Jeff Simms is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Counselor in private practice in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Jeff works with adults that want to get better dealing with their anxiety, depression, PTSD, and marriage.