Ever Wondered What the Letters After Your Therapist’s Name Mean?

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LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

These fully licensed clinicians have completed their Master’s Degree, have sat for their State Licensing exam, and completed over 3000 hours of counseling services. LMFTs typically specialize in relationships, sex, marriage, and family issues.

LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

These fully licensed clinicians have completed their Master’s Degree, have sat for their State Licensing exam, and completed over 3000 hours of counseling services. LPCs typically specialize in individual mental health issues.

LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

These fully licensed clinicians have completed their Master’s Degree, have sat for their State Licensing exam, and completed over 3000 hours of counseling services. LCSWs typically specialize in community based mental health.

LPC-Intern or LMFT-Associate

Both of these clinicians have completed their Master’s Degree and have sat for their State Licensing exams. They are in the process of completing their 3000 hours of counseling services under the weekly supervision of a LPC-Supervisor or LMFT-Supervisor.

LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker

These clinicians have completed their Master’s Degree and have sat for their State Licensing exams. They are in the process of completing their 3000 hours of counseling services under the weekly supervision of a LCSW Supervisor.

LPC-Supervisor or LMFT-Supervisor

These fully licensed Professional Counselors or Marriage and Family Therapists who have been fully licensed for over 3 years and have completed training as a clinical supervisor. They are responsible for supervising LPC-Interns or LMFT-Associates as they accumulate their 3000 clinical hours to obtain full licensure.

Graduate Level Practicum Intern

These clinicians are still in Graduate school and are in the processing of completing their Master’s Degree in Mental Health. As a part of their clinical study, they will complete between 300-500 hours of counseling services prior to graduation. They are not licensed, and must still be under the supervision of a professor and a fully licensed mental health professional.

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