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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5/8/24  1:11 pm
Commenter: Susan McAlister

Changes to Supervision/Licensure Requirements

I fully support changes that would lesson the burden on residents who are working to become LPC's in the state of VA.

To bring the VA requirements more in line with other states will increase the likelihood of license portability down the road so that we can have an overall standard for the industry.

The need for counselors is great and retaining a robust but reasonable (more in line with other states) process, benefits us all.

Finally, with the economy we have now, and the requirements in place now, it can take a resident in counseling on average of 3 years of lower pay and increased expenses to gain all the hours required. We are losing people due to the economic ramifications of this process. These changes would be a step in the right direction.

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