About LPCA of Georgia

LPCA is an organization that unites Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and future LPCs in the state of Georgia and represents the interests of Professional Counselors to both state and national legislators and to the Georgia Composite Licensing Board.

LPCA raises public awareness about mental health issues and the role of LPCs, promotes ethical and professional standards for practice and licensure, and provides training and networking for its members.  LPCA is a state chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

LPCA membership is open to professional counselors, counselor educators and counseling students, interns, and associates who have an interest in the advancement of the counseling profession.

WHAT IS A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR?

In Georgia, a Licensed Professional Counselor is a highly trained, mental health professional who has met educational and training requirements, including at least a Master’s degree, four years of supervised professional clinical experience and successful completion of  a state examination for licensure as LPC  by the State of Georgia. LPC's are accountable to the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapist and Social Workers.

LPCs work with children, adolescents and adults in short or long-term therapy based on client’s needs.  LPCs provide individual, couples, family and group therapy in hospitals, clinics, agencies, mental health centers and private practice.  LPCs also train and consult with business, government and nonprofit organizations.

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS CAN HELP:

Sometimes when our normal coping resources are not adequate to handle what life brings, a professional counselor can help.

  • Chronic pain and illness
  • Intense anxiety or hopelessness
  • Inability to concentrate or focus
  • Brief and solution-focused therapy
  • Alcoholism, drug and substance abuse treatment
  • Self-harming behaviors and / or suicidal thoughts
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Unhealthy eating patterns
  • Crisis management and referrals to other professionals for consultation
  • Career and Vocational development
  • Life Transitions
  • Growth and Self-Development
  • Trauma and Recovery

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