Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
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4/30/24  12:04 pm
Commenter: Suzan K. Thompson, Ph.D., LPC

LPC since 1996

Every profession evolves, hopefully for the better with each iteration. I am honored to have a license from Virginia -- the first state to license COUNSELORS separately from psychologists and social workers! As a former full-time faculty member, current LPC supervisor and private practice counselor, I believe it is time for Virginia to align with the majority of states in its requirements, especially with the Counseling Compact in effect now AND the shortage of qualified LPCs. Times have changed and regulations have changed slowly -- now it's time for Virginia to make appropriate changes to requirements to earn the LPC.

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