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LPC Interns play a major role in the future of the counseling and psychotherapy profession. Much like a physician resident they are able to provide the full scope of services under the direction of a their (i.e., board approved) supervisor. They have completed a master’s degree in a counseling-related field, as well as have passed the National Counselor Exam along with proof of completion of the Texas Jurisprudence Exam. LPC-Interns receive an average of 1 hour of face to face supervision on a weekly basis until 3000 supervised work hours are achieved. Just like a fully licensed LPC, the LPC-Intern is trained to provide the following services to their patients: direct services to assist individuals or groups in a professional counseling relationship using a combination of mental health and human development principles, methods, and techniques to achieve the mental, emotional, physical, social, moral, educational, spiritual, or career-related development and adjustment of the client throughout the client’s life. Reference: Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Rules/Regulations.

LMFT Associates play a major role in the future of the counseling and psychotherapy profession. Much like a physician resident they are able to provide the full scope of services under the direction of a their (i.e., board approved) supervisor. They have completed a master’s degree in the family therapy field, as well as have passed the National Counselor Exam along with proof of completion of the Texas Jurisprudence Exam. LMFT Associates receive an average of 1 hour of face to face supervision on a weekly basis until 3000 supervised work hours are achieved. Just like a fully licensed LMFT, the LMFT Associates is trained to provide the following services to their patients: direct services to assist individuals or groups in a professional counseling relationship using a combination of mental health and human development principles, methods, and techniques to achieve the mental, emotional, physical, social, moral, educational, spiritual, or career-related development and adjustment of the client throughout the client’s life. Reference: Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapy Rules/Regulations.

Many of our interns have more experience in their field of interest than some licensed counselors. We have every confidence in our interns and associates. They are licensed interns and had to meet many qualifications to obtain that title.  Like all of our counselors, they are ethically bound to only provide the services that they can provide competently. Unlike other counselors, they are required to regularly review their cases with their supervisor, which gives the client the input of a team of counselors.

After a counselor completes their education, they must counsel under the supervision of a licensed supervisor for three years or 3,000 client contact hours (varies with each license), and take a clinical exam before being fully licensed. Until those two things are accomplished, they are called licensed interns or associates or some other modified title.

Interns and Associates are not able to bill for insurance reimbursement so their fees are manageable for individuals who want counseling but are uninsured or under insured. Find out more information about their rates by visiting our fee schedule here.  Click on an Intern or Associate’s name below and/or contact Megan R. Lee, LPC-S who is also their board approved supervisor or site supervisor to determine the best therapeutic match.

Kristy Johnson, LPC Intern

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