What do MS, RMHCI, LICSW, LMHC, LPC… letters by the name of providers mean?

These letters refer to a person’s credentials and may vary depending on the provider’s qualifications or licensure. Some of our most common license types include:

LPC.jpg   Licensed Professional Counselors are mental health service providers with a master’s degree who are trained to work with individuals, families, and groups in treating mental, behavioral and emotional problems, and disorders.
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MS.jpg   Masters of Science in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, clinical counseling, or educational psychology. A master’s degree in the specified area may require completion of a master’s thesis, dissertation, and/or project.
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LMHC.jpg   Licensed Mental Health Counselor is board-certified to treat children, adolescents, and adults suffering from adjustment issues, relationship conflicts, or mental illness.
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LMFT.jpg   Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is board-certified to treat a variety of mental health concerns with the emphasis on family therapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy.
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LICSW.jpg   Licensed and Independent Clinical Social Worker is a social worker with an MSW (Master of Social Work) and an additional three years of training. LICSWs tend to specialize in family and marital counseling.
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