They should be competent in their field


A licensed professional counselor (LPC) is someone who has met the qualifications and standards set by their licensing board. One can become an LPC through education, work experience, and training. People with this credential are competent in their field and trained in counseling methods.

Licensed professionals have knowledge about mental health diagnoses and appropriate treatment interventions that are consistent with the latest research on mental illness. They have also completed an internship and at least two years of supervised counseling. Professionals must pass written exams as well as an oral exam to attain their license to practice. Once they have completed these requirements, they can be listed on the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology or other national database authorized by the state or province where they work.

They should be able to provide evidence-based care

Licensed professional counselors have completed graduate-level coursework in counseling and clinical mental health, and are licensed by the state to provide evidence-based care. They can provide therapy to individuals, families, couples, or groups. It is important for people seeking treatment to find an LPC who specializes in their needs. For example, someone with PTSD might want to find someone who specializes in trauma treatment.

They should be able to work with diverse populations

Licensed professional counselors help people with mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. They should be knowledgeable about different populations, be able to work with people from all backgrounds, and have experience working in the field. A licensed professional counselor should also be able to provide referrals when appropriate.

1) Knowledgeable about diverse populations

2) Able to work with people from all backgrounds

3) Experience in the field

4) Able to provide referrals