$47,500
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The average pay for a Licensed Professional Counselor with Patient Counseling skills is $47,500 per year.

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Job Description for Licensed Professional Counselor

A licensed professional counselor may work in a variety of environments providing care in the area of mental health to individuals with mental illnesses, disorders, or imbalances. They assist patients in setting goals, using strengths-based techniques, and maintaining their mental health. Aside from practicing counseling, licensed professional counselors are responsible for the maintenance of records relating to therapy. They function as a counselor, case manager, consultant, and educator while providing therapy. This therapy may be to individuals, groups, or couples.

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Licensed Professional Counselor Tasks

  • Facilitate adult or youth groups and individual counseling sessions.
  • Prepare and execute treatment plans according to the needs of each patient.
  • Conduct psychological assessments, make recommendations, and maintain records.

Licensed Professional Counselor Job Listings

Correct Care Solutions, Inc. Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Licensed Professional Counselor in Tucson:
"Over Qualified."
Working as a licensed professional counselor in the capacity of social work can be defeating. Rather than focusing on mental health, the job mostly entails administrative work.

Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Helping people. Guiding people through difficult times.
Cons: Dealing with insurance companies.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Montgomery:
"Psychopharmacology and Paperwork."
I encourage all students pursuing a career in Mental Health Counseling to learn about psychopharmacology as it is so important in working with our clients. I also encourage them to work on their writing skills due to the plethora of paperwork we are forced to complete.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Chattanooga:
Pros: Working with children.
Cons: School politics.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Hudson:
"Rewarding."
Pros: I love the opportunity to incorporate creativity and my artistic background in therapeutic ways. I enjoy my scenic drive to work and the people I work with. I most enjoy seeing changes in clients for the better.
Cons: It can be very overwhelming and even depressing at times depending on the populations you work with. It is critical to take good care of yourself to prevent burnout. Bureaucracy/ and billing mandates/paperwork often steal valuable time you could be using in therapeutic interventions with clients--that is what I hate the most.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta:
"How much I have to pay for."
Save your Money, find a good supervisor, don't go to expensive online school they're all the same, learn and stock to you ethics.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Helena:
"Excellent."
Pros: Self-employed, helping others.
Cons: Stressful.

Key Stats for Licensed Professional Counselor

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
40%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
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