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Unread 10-11-2017, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default Why canít I find educational background of LPC?

Iíve been searching all over the web trying to find this and canít find a thing. She goes by several different names, but I still canít find anything. I looked up what the other qualifications were, that are listed beside her name, along with LPC, and one stood for a medical transcriptionist and the other had something to do with obstetrics. I also found out that sheís in real estate. This is confusing. She seems to be a very good therapist. I just would like to know about her background as an LPC. Any resources anyone might know about?
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From what I understand...

LPC = Licensed Professional Counsellor

Or otherwise known as someone with a Masters degree in something to do with counselling.
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I’m just wondering if there was someway to find out where she received her education. Some schools are much better than others, and it worries me that I can’t find this out online. Is this typical?
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Iím just wondering if there was someway to find out where she received her education. Some schools are much better than others, and it worries me that I canít find this out online. Is this typical?
have you tried your locations state board?....

the USA has governing boards in every state that over sees any treatment providers (doctors, psychiatrists and others like them) the state board keeps track of things like education level, licensing, disciplinary action. if you know this persons real name off the internet, contact the state board, ask them your questions about this person and they can look in their files and give you your answers.
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Iím just wondering if there was someway to find out where she received her education. Some schools are much better than others, and it worries me that I canít find this out online. Is this typical?
Can you ask her? I think that seems like a typical question that a client would ask sometimes. A lot of doctors (M.D.) put their diplomas and certification/licensing info up in their offices.
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I don’t feel comfortable with that. It just seems strange that no matter how much research I do online, I can’t find this out. It has me worried.
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Can you find a profile on LinkedIn for her? I just found my Ts credentials on there with a quick Google search. Sometimes people put where they went to school on Facebook also.

I would suggest tho, if it is so important to know, to consider asking her. I know you said it doesn't feel comfortable, but I would ask myself why I wanted to know so bad but then didn't want to ask... not everything is available on the internet. Some people do still prefer their privacy, and your T may be one of those people. I know some people who have absolutely no social media profiles at all. One of them has said to me that he made that decision because of privacy issues and maintaining what he puts out for the world to know.
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If you want to find general information about your therapist's educational background, you can look up the licensure board for your state. There you can find the general requirements for getting a LPC.
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Where she went to school is not on the internet. I don’t understand why a professional would want this to be private. Different schools hold different levels of standards. I want to know that she is very qualified. Just because one is a LPC, does not mean they are good at what they do, just like in any other field. The best psychiatrist I saw went to Johns Hopkins. I’m sure there are doctors who went there that may not have good table manners or whatever, but more than likely if a doctor did his residency there, he knows very well what he’s doing. When I look at most group practices, individuals give a bio which includes their education.

I don’t feel comfortable asking her because I don’t want to question her credentials directly. It would just feel uncomfortable. So, no one knows of any sure way to find out where a therapist got her education? I guess I’m a little frustrated about it. I would like more background information than the very little I have found.
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I finally found what I was looking for. She got a good education, which is what I thought. I guess what was bothering me most was the difficulty finding anything out about her. I feel more reassured, though. Sorry if I started getting irritable over it.

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