Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) are the designations the states of Rhode Island, South Carolina, and North Carolina respectfully, assign counselors who have obtained a 60 credit master's degree, passed a national examination, logged 2000 hours of supervised counseling experience, carry malpractice insurance, participate in educational/training activities yearly, and adhere to the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics.
The added "S" licenses the counselor to provide clinical supervision.
The Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider credential identifies those professional counselors who are uniquely trained in best practices for delivering traditional counseling through technological means. BC-TMH Providers have met nationally established distance counseling criteria and adhere to the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Code of Ethics and Policy Regarding the Provision of Distance Professional Services.
The Registered Play Therapist credential is reserved for licensed clinicians who have an additional 150 hours of play therapy specific instruction from institutions of higher education or APT Approved Providers and 500 direct client contact hours under supervision and 50 hours of simultaneous play therapy supervision. RPTs must also continue to obtain 18 hours of play therapy specific instruction from institutions of higher education or APT Approved Providers every 36 months.
NCC, BC-TMH, RPT
Jennifer began her professional career as a public school teacher in the mid-90s. After obtaining a master's degree in counseling in 2000, Jennifer continued to work in schools, both teaching and counseling, as well as gaining counseling experience in community mental health, corrections, and private practice.
In 2014 Jennifer completed her second master's in education granting her certification as a principal and superintendent. Having taught almost every grade from pre-K to post-secondary along the way, Jennifer's love of learning and teaching is one area where her passion for helping children to grow shines.
Jennifer specializes in working with children, but also offers counseling services to adolescents and adults.
The National Certified Counselor (NCC) is the premier certification for the counseling profession. Holding the NCC demonstrates to colleagues and the public that counselors have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling.
The following criteria need to be met in order to hold this title: education, specific coursework, supervision, 3000 hours of work experience, national counseling examination,ethics training, additional yearly education/training.
Telemental Health / Consultation / Supervision
Phone: 803-517-9526 / Fax: 773-632-0587
additional training in
cognitive behavioral therapy,
dialectical behavior therapy,
EMDR (Institute Trained)
for adults and children.