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 $26 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $23 and $30. 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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Wellspring of Hope, LLC - Lynchburg , VA
This position includes, but is not limited to, the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, with the counselor providing psycho-educational techniques and interventions aimed at the ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
Thriveworks - Waynesboro , VA
Qualified candidates need to be fully and independently licensed as a LPC in VA Compensation: Up to ... We believe that everyone can benefit from working with a skilled therapist, counselor, or life ...
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Master Center for Addiction Medicine - Glen Allen , VA
Masters Degree in a Behavioral Health Field with active CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor) Certification and/or LPC/LCSW (Licensed Professional Counselor/Licensed Clinical Social Worker ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
...  LMFT, or LCSW. Therapists in Residency practice under the direct supervision of an approved ... professional, confidential, and distinctively Christian approach. LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY
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Accountable Healthcare Staffing - Annandale , VA
Licensed Professional Counselor - Immediate and Future Travel / Local Contracts and Per Diem Availability - Accountable School Staffing needs a Counselor in Annandale, VA. This is a full time ...
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Childhelp - Lignum , VA
Licensed by the State of practice (or states with reciprocity as applicable) as an LCSW, LMFT, LPCC * Minimum of 2 years of work experience providing mental health counseling services to children ...
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