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Everything You Need To Know About The LCPC License


Everything You Need To Know About The LCPC License

  • Mental Health

Becoming a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) designates an individual as a trained and licensed mental health and psychotherapy professional in the United States. This professional designation signals that graduates have met the educational and clinical training requirements to work at an organization that provides counseling services, such as Advanced Behavior Health Inc., or in their private practice.

What Is an LCPC License?

An LCPC license is awarded to professionals who have met the rigorous requirements to practice clinical counseling set by the state where they work. This licensing typically requires the licensee to complete a master’s degree in a related field, such as psychology or counseling.

Professionals with this license type must also accumulate a certain number of direct-service counseling hours under the supervision of a licensed counselor before earning their license.

Individuals who hold an LCPC license are permitted to work with individuals or groups of people who are struggling with emotional concerns, behavioral issues, or addiction. The license indicates that practitioners have the skills to develop treatment plans for clients and collaborate with other medical professionals if multiple supports are needed to help clients achieve their counseling goals.

Career Opportunities with an LCPC License

An LCPC license opens up a variety of career opportunities in different settings. At Advanced Behavior Health Inc., we offer numerous roles that utilize the expertise of LCPC-licensed professionals. Here are some of the settings where you can pursue a fulfilling career:

  • Community Mental Health Centers: Provide crucial mental health services to diverse populations.
  • Educational Institutions: Support students’ mental health and well-being, enhancing their academic and personal growth.
  • Healthcare Facilities: Work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and clinics to offer comprehensive mental health care.
  • Government Institutions: Serve at local, state, or federal levels to implement and manage mental health programs.
  • Private Practice: Establish a private practice to offer personalized counseling services.

What Can You Do with an LCPC License?

With an LCPC license, you are qualified to work in various roles that directly impact individuals and communities. At Advanced Behavior Health Inc., our LCPC professionals engage in:

  • Individual Counseling: Help clients address personal challenges, emotional difficulties, and mental health issues.
  • Group Therapy: Facilitate group sessions to provide support and therapy to individuals facing similar issues.
  • Family Counseling: Work with families to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen relationships.
  • Crisis Intervention: Provide immediate support and intervention during mental health crises.
  • Assessment and Diagnosis: Conduct psychological assessments and diagnose mental health conditions.
  • Treatment Planning: Develop and implement personalized treatment plans to help clients achieve their mental health goals.
  • Collaboration with Healthcare Professionals: Work alongside doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers to ensure comprehensive care for clients.

Join Advanced Behavior Health Inc.

If you hold an LCPC license or are working towards one, Advanced Behavior Health Inc. is the ideal place to advance your career. We always seek skilled, compassionate professionals to join our team and help us fulfill our mission. Whether you are just starting your career or seeking new opportunities, we offer a range of positions that match your expertise and passion.

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When you think of the well-being of a child, you first think of basic needs: food, water, and shelter. Once these needs are met, however, it’s crucial for a child to have emotional and social wellness as well. In this article, we will explore the impact social wellness has on the overall health of a child and great ways for children to garner social support in their lives.

It comes as no surprise that as human beings, we all need connection with others, no matter what stage of life we are in. In fact, having social support is a social determinant of health (SDOH) that significantly impacts the health of an individual. After spending the last few years in and out of isolation due to the Covid-19 outbreak, social support is more important now than ever before. Having social support means having family members and friends you can talk to and seek advice from when life feels challenging and overwhelming. Knowing you’re not alone in your life journey, especially as a child, creates a sense of belonging and empowerment throughout one’s life.

4 Types of Social Support

Emotional Support. This type of support lets you know that people care about you and have empathy for your experiences. Emotional support often looks like people checking in on you to let you know they’re thinking of you, and that they are there if you need anything. As a parent, make sure your child knows you can be a sounding board for them. If you have family members who can also show up for your children in this way, even better!

Practical Help. This type of support is when people give you something tangible or offer a service to help you out. This could be in the form of money, making food when you are sick, or helping to pack when moving. Having family and friends show up in this way shows your child what it looks like to be present for people you love.

Sharing Points of View. This type of support can often come in the form of affirmations and encouragement. For example, pointing out your child’s strengths to them and reminding them they can do anything they put their mind to. It can also look like sharing another perspective if they are being hard on themselves. For example, if they are angry with themselves after receiving a bad grade on a test, you can help them see it as a learning experience and a way for them to grow.

Sharing Information. This type of support is when someone shares what they’ve learned from their own life experiences. For example, if another parent has a child who struggles with socializing, they can share some tips and tricks they’ve learned to help their child find and create social support.

The Importance of Social Groups and Extended Support

Children who are connected to their family, friends, and people in their community have opportunities to learn how to speak, share, and get along with others. When your child feels connected to people in your neighborhood, it often allows them to feel physically safe which can alleviate stress and worry. Simply riding bikes, going on walks, and saying hello to neighbors with your kids can create this sense of security for them.

In addition to engaging with your neighbors, getting involved in local organizations can also create social support for your child. Signing up for a sports team, musical theater, art class or summer camp are all great ways to help your child meet new friends and learn important social skills that can carry them through their lives.

Tips for Helping Kids Make Community Connections:

Spend time outside in your neighborhood playing on the playground, going to a local farmer’s market, or scheduling a playdate with neighborhood kids.

Show your kids that connection is a two-way street. If your neighbors or friends go out of town, offer to get their mail, or water their plants and take your child with you when you go. This will show your child how you show up for people you care about.

Make sure you make time for socializing with friends as well. Your child looks to you first and foremost for how they should act and live their own life.

Encourage your child to step out of their comfort zone and do something they may be scared to do. As a parent, it’s your job to push them into something social for their own well-being at times.