How much does a Licensed Professional Counselor make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Licensed Professional Counselor in the United States is $25 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $23 and $29. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Licensed Professional Counselor?

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is a licensure for mental health professionals in some countries. In the US, licensed professional counselors (or in some states, "licensed clinical professional counselors" or "licensed mental health counselors") provide mental health and substance abuse care to millions of Americans. Licensed professional counselors (LPCs) are doctoral and master's-level mental health service providers, trained to work with individuals, families, and groups in treating mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders. LPCs make up a large percentage of the work...

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Stepping Stones Counseling Services - Franklin , VA
We are a fast growing practice with 2 offices (Franklin and Chesapeake, VA) seeking 2 licensed professional counselors to provide excellent services to our clients. Compensation is percentage-based ...
Neuvoo - 6 days ago
Talkspace - Richmond , VA
A LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, or PhD in Clinical Psychology * Minimum of 3 years of direct clinical experience * Individual Professional malpractice liability insurance policy * Submission of a fully completed ...
ZipRecruiter - 27 days ago
Strategic Resources, Inc. - Little Creek , VA
SRI has immediate openings for licensed mental health professionals, licensed professional counselors, clinical social workers and marriage and family therapists to work with the Department of ...
ZipRecruiter - 55 days ago
My Psychiatrist, PLC - Reston , VA
My Psychiatrist, PLC is currently seeking Full- Time Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. We are seeking therapists with ...
ZipRecruiter - 28 days ago
City Of Alexandria Virginia - Alexandria , VA
Licensed in VA as an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Subs
Recruitics REACH - 10 days ago
GPW Health Center - Manassas , VA
... counseling and therapy, and crisis intervention to eight to fourteen patients per day in a ... Attends and participates in staff meetings and professional development activities. * Provides ...
ZipRecruiter - 55 days ago
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