M.S., LPC Intern, LMFT Associate
I believe there is an authenticity and a truth that lies within each of us. Counseling can help discover that truth. In my experience, becoming more aware often reveals options from which an individual can choose the healthiest opportunities. When discovering the truth that lies within us, amazing things can happen!
LPC Interns hold a masters degree in counseling, which includes a supervised practicum working directly with clients in a counseling setting. Additionally they have passed the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and completed the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors requirements to hold an LPC Intern license.
When a counselor is licensed as a LPC Intern it is an indication they are working towards full licensure with the State of Texas as a licensed professional counselor (LPC). This process requires the counselor to complete a supervised internship of 3000 hours with a LPC Supervisor (LPC-S).
All licensed professional counselors begin as interns (LPC Intern, LMFT Intern, LCSW Intern) supervised by a licensed professional counselor supervisor. These are licensed professional counselors that have taken additional training and met the State of Texas requirements to supervise interns in their post-graduate training. All Interns work closely with their supervisor outside of sessions to gain insight, guidance, and direction with various client situations to enhance their skills.
All Interns at New Directions Counseling and Wellness Center are supervised by board approved supervisors.
Yes! LPC Interns offer reduced rates while completing their internship as well as sliding scale options based on income. If financial resources are a concern, simply discuss your needs directly with your counselor.
No. Until they fulfill the required intern period, as established by the State of Texas, they are unable to be on insurance boards in order to be reimbursed by the insurance companies. Once the intern’s period is complete, then they are able to apply to be on the insurance panels to be able to accept insurance.
We understand your desire to maintain continuity in your counseling experience. LPC Interns cannot complete their hours in less than 18 months, and often require two years or longer to do so. Our LPC Interns plan to complete this lengthy process here at New Direction Counseling and Wellness Center.
Our LPC Interns provide a wide range of counseling services for adolescents, young adults, middle-aged and seniors.
We welcome any questions you have about the counseling process. Please call our office at 972-680-8986 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help!