What is a LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
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.