What do all the letters stand for?
This is my degree - a Master of Arts,
with honors, in Counseling Psychology.
These have to do with my license to
practice. Every counselor or therapist in NM has to be licensed by the New Mexico
Counseling and Therapy Practice Board. The board has several designations of licensure
based on training, education, experience, supervision, and testing. LPCC is the
highest level of licensure attainable by counselors in NM. I have been licensed
as an LPCC since 1994 - the first year licensure was enacted.
These stand for the designation "Certified
Master Therapist" of the American Psychotherapy Association. This is
the highest honor that the APA can bestow upon a member and is held by some of
the world's foremost Psychotherapists. I am the only therapist in New Mexico
to be awarded this honor.
“The Master Therapist designation is an honor bestowed upon
those who have excelled in the understanding and advancement of the field of psychotherapy,
demonstrated exceptional contributions to their clients and community, and improved society. It
is a clear recognition of their excellence.”
Dr. Daniel Reidenberg, PhD, FAPA, CRS, Master Therapist, Chair,
Executive Advisory Board, American Psychotherapy Association
These letters stand for National Certified Counselor,
a credential given by the National Board for
Certified Counselors - the largest professional certification board in
the country. This, too, is based on education, experience, and successful completion
of the NBCC exam.
These letters stand for Board
Certified Professional Counselor, a certification offered by the American
Psychotherapy Association. This certification is awarded on the basis of
education, experience, licensure, and the passage of a national exam and an ethics
Counseling and Psychotherapy