It saddens me to know that there are qualified, talented counseling graduates out there who have not yet started their licensure journey. Or, worse, they have decided to not pursue becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor / Mental Health Service Provider. There are, of course, many reasons people may make this decision. However, I don't want overwhelm or confusion about the process itself to be the reason people choose to not become licensed.
Becoming a LPC/MHSP is a journey that involves fulfilling multiple requirements, such as obtaining post-graduate clinical hours, participation in clinical supervision and passing board exams. It sounds like a lot but, you know what? It should be a lot! Working with clients to help them heal from things like addiction, sexual abuse, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, infidelity, grief, etc... is not easy and should not be taken lightly. The licensure journey is designed to help post-graduate clinicians prepare and become effective practitioners.
Becoming fully licensed as a LPC/MHSP will allow you a full scope of practice, which means that you will be able to assess, diagnose and treat. Full scope of practice also means that you will be able to practice independently, which opens the door for things like being in private practice or working as a clinical supervisor or director within a community agency.
On Friday, September 7th, I will be offering a free Drop-In Q&A from 2pm - 4pm for anyone who would like to stop by and learn more about the process of becoming a LPC/MHSP in Tennessee. This is a time for you to ask questions and learn about the licensure requirement details. I am not delivering a presentation or hosting a formal meeting... this will be me, in my office, with the door open for people to stop by and learn more about becoming licensed as a LPC/MHSP.
What: LPC/MHSP Q&A Drop-In
Date: Friday, Sept. 7th, 2018
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Where: 9219 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37931
Interested in stopping by? Give me a call at (865) 384-2172 or reach out using the contact form HERE. Have you already started your licensure journey but know someone who could use information about the process? Feel free to pass the invitation along!
Enjoy your week,