How do I become a LPC in Texas?
Texas LPC licensure requires the completion of a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling or a counseling-related field from an accredited college or university. Counseling-related fields include psychology, psychiatry, social work, and marriage and family therapy.
How much do LPC make in Texas?
The average licensed professional counselor (lpc) gross salary in Texas, United States is $58,064 or an equivalent hourly rate of $28. This is 9% lower (-$5,799) than the average licensed professional counselor (lpc) salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,074.
How long does it take to become a licensed professional counselor?
Generally speaking, becoming an LMHC requires a solid base of psychology, therapy, and counseling training. The entire process can take anywhere from three to five years, based on your time commitment, internship hours, and post-grad supervised experience.
How much does an LPC make an hour?
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Why are counselors paid so little?
The real reason counselors get paid what they do is quite simply, economics. One reason for the apparently low salaries is that practitioners accept those salaries. Electricians have a median salary around $50k and it takes 5-6 years to become a journeyman electrician — that includes 4-5 years working as an apprentice.
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