Georgia Counselor's Educational & Experiential Requirements
Tait Counseling & Consulting provides Supervised Post-Master's Directed Experience as well as Approved Clinical Supervision (CPCS). The state of Georgia has certain criteria that must be met in order for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Currently online individual and group sessions are available by appointment only.
The requirements for LPC are as follows:
Master’s degree or higher in a program that is primarily counseling in content, or in applied psychology, from an institution accredited by a regional body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Completion of specific coursework and a supervised practicum or internship consisting of at least 300 hours is required.
4 years/2,400 hours of supervised post-master’s directed experience in professional counseling in a work setting acceptable to the board, with a minimum of 120 hours of supervision. (can count up to one year of experience from practicum/internship) *On December 6, 2013, there was a proposal to increase the number of required hours to 3,000. A minimum of 2 years of supervision must be provided by an LPC. *Proposed change on December 6, 2013 – for supervision entered into after September 30, 2014, a supervisor who is a Licensed Professional Counselor must hold either a National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Clinical Supervisor credential or a Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCAGA) Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor credential.
Tait Counseling & Consulting provides supervision for Associate Professional Counselor Applicants who have met the educational requirements and have registered with the State Licensing Board an acceptable contract for obtaining post-master’s experience under direct supervision; valid for 5 years.
Dr. Lisa Tait, LPC, provides supervised post-master's directed experience and Darrell Brooks, LPC, CPCS, provides Certified Professional Counselor Supervision.
Dr. Lisa Tait, LPC Practice Owner &
Darrell Brooks, CPCS
In order to advance from the Associate Licensed Professional Counselor (ALPC) level to Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) status, you must complete the appropriate supervised work experience. An examination will be required, as well. If you wish to work as a practicing professional counselor in Georgia, you will eventually need to apply to the Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists. You must also accomplish the appropriate level of graduate school education and exhibit consistently upright character. If you have any questions regarding the LPC requirements in Georgia, you will want to contact the Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists at (478) 207-2440 to make certain that you are on the correct path.