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Counseling Acronyms

CBT - Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy is used with many mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention deficit disorder (ADD).

CBT takes a closer look at how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact with one another. 

DSM - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The DSM contains descriptions, symptoms and criteria for diagnosing mental health conditions. The DSM is periodically revised with changes in definitions and criteria.

For this reason, the DSM is one of many tools that My Being Counseling uses. People are multi-dimensional, dynamic individuals. Our holistic approach allows a complete picture, including family history, and environmental factors, to be used to guide counseling. 

HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created in 1996 to protect private health information (PHI). HIPAA helps ensure confidentiality, protect against reasonably anticipated threats to the security of the information, and protect the integrity of information.

My Being Counseling uses a HIPAA-complaint electronic health record (EHR) and email system. The telehealth system for video sessions is HIPAA-complaint.

LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor

The requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) vary by state.

In Colorado, the counselor must have a Master’s Degree in Counseling along with 2,000 post-graduate supervised counseling hours. These hours must be completed over a minimum of 24 months.

A counselor is an LPC once the education, post-graduate hours, and other licensing requirements have been completed and approved by the State of Colorado.

LPCC - Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

The requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) vary by state.

In Colorado, a counselor is an LPCC once they have completed their education requirements and have applied for the LPCC status through state. LPCCs then accumulate their 2,000 post-graduate hours over a minimum of 24 months prior to applying for full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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