What do all the letters stand for?

 

 

The letters behind our names are our credentials and are an important representation of who we are and what we do as professionals. Each credential represents a specialized skill that required additional training and education.

Here are the most common:

LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC-S – Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

NCC – National Certified Counselor

LCDC – Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

APRN -Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

MSN – Master of Science in Nursing

PsyD – Doctor of Psychology

Don’t be afraid to ask any practitioner about their credentials, what they
stand for, and why
they chose to pursue additional training in a particular
area.