What is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)?

A LPC is the official term used in many states for an individual who has earned a Master of Arts in Counseling.

They have undergone further testing by successfully passing the National Counselors Examination (NCE) by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

They have specific competencies in the following areas:

  • human growth & development,
  • social & cultural diversity,
  • helping relationships,
  • group work,
  • career development,
  • assessment,
  • research & program evaluation, and
  • professional orientation & ethical practice.