What is an LCMHC

"Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession." - Gabrielle Bernstein


What is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)? An LCMHC is a licensure credential established to protect the public and create standards for professionals serving in the mental health profession. Each state has it's own set of laws associated with a professional counselor license. These laws set requirements in the areas of education, examination, and experience. Moreover, each state has established a Licensure Board responsible for issuing licenses, handling consumer and ethical complaints regarding counselors' practice, and issuing and enforcing such regulations as are necessary in overseeing the profession. LCMHC is only one of the several different licensure titles used within the United States to identify professionally licensed counselors.