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Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor is a professional title used in a few states to differentiate a more extensive educational or professional experience level than that of Professional Counselors. For example in Illinois, a Professional Counselor has a Master's degree (or higher) in professional counseling or a related field, and has passed a licensure exam. A Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor achieved the same requirements, in addition to two years supervised work experience and a separate licensure exam.

The work performed by Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors is substantially similar to that of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors and Licensed Counselors. It consists of helping clients with various "daily life" issues such as relationships, career path decisions and overall well-being. More serious mental health disorders would typically be handled by a Licensed Psychologist or Psychiatrist (if medication is required).