What is a LPC? ( Licensed Professional Counselor)

    • A Texas licensed professional counselor (LPC) is a mental health professional who provides therapeutic services to individuals that involve mental health and human development. LPCs must possess a master’s degree in counseling and have completed 3,000 hours of supervised experience.​​

    • LPCs treat students with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders.  This process includes utilizing assessments and evaluations to establish treatment goals and objectives; implement and evaluate treatment plans using counseling interventions.

    • LPCs identify and assist students, families, and school systems in overcoming barriers that interfere with learning. 

LPC Roles & Responsibilities

    • Provide counseling by encouraging students to express their emotions/feelings and discuss any challenges they are experiencing.  Counseling sessions in grief, anger management, bullying, divorce, self-image, suicidal ideations etc.
    • Conduct assessments of students and families with the goal of improving student social emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes. 
    • Provides consultation to school personnel, parents, and community partners for the purpose of enhancing their understanding of student needs, developing interventions and building school capacity. 
    • Assist by making a referral which means determining the advisability of referral to other specialists and informing the student and parent/guardian.  (Psychiatrist, LSSP)
    • Develop and provide staff development in the areas of mental health, trauma informed practices, Social Emotional Learning, Covid Stress, Effective Communication etc.