LMHC is an abbreviation for Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Licensees in the fields of social work and clinical social work may use the abbreviations LMSW, LCSW, or LCSW-R (Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker ″R″). Licensed Psychologist/Ph. D. or Psy.D. : Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Psychology; Ph. D. or Psy.D. : Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Psychology
According to statistics from the American Counseling Association, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is the term used in 24 states and the District of Columbia for those who are licensed as professional counselors. In seven jurisdictions, the term ″Licensed Mental Health Counselor″ (LMHC) is used; New York is the most populous of these states.