Licensed Professional Counselor

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6 years
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Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) are certified mental health professionals who having training to help children, teenagers, adults, and families who are in need.

One-in-five adults will have a mental health need sometime during their lives, and LPC’s can help patients like these through a variety of issues. As one of the six professionals who can provide psychotherapy, LPC’s specialize in treating mental illness, substance abuse, and family and relationship conflict.

Many LPC’s work as school counselors, specializing on the needs of children and teenagers, serving as an advocate for students, helping students achieve their college or career goals.