$56,140
Avg. Salary
$32.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Licensed Professional Counselor with Patient Counseling skills is $32.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Licensed Professional Counselor with Patient Counseling skills is $56,140 per year.

$24.19
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$32.00
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$124.78
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MEDIAN $32.00
$35k
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$79k
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MEDIAN $56,140
$34,893 - $78,736
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MEDIAN: $56,140
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$0$103K
Salary $34,893 - $78,736
Bonus $2,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,098 - $103,831
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 51
Hourly Data $0$124
Hourly Rate $24.19 - $125
Overtime $42.00
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $2,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,098 - $103,831
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 26 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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

Licensed Professional Counselor 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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 48%