What is a Pre-Licensed Counselor and Are They Right for Me?
Pre-licensed vs. Licensed
To hold a license as a professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania, a therapist must adhere to strict requirements. A therapist working toward licensure is considered a “pre-licensed” professional. They hold a Master-level Counseling, or counseling related, degree from an accredited University and are in the process of acquiring 3000 hours of clinical experience to apply for and obtain their license as an LPC. It will take over 2 years for the pre-licensed professional to gain the clinical hours of experience to apply for their license.
Currently, our pre-licensed therapist, Iris, has over 600 clinical hours of experience from internship and has passed the National Counselors Exam needed to obtain licensure. Read more about Iris.