I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida for awhile now, however I relocated to Pennsylvania and my licensure has been a difficult process. I had reciprocity in Pennsylvania, with my license, and sent all of my documents but it seemed that I frequently needed to have other things completed for the full process. I’m not putting the blame on me, on Florida, or on Pennsylvania, but it was an undertaking that I wasn’t expecting to take so long. I think as a therapist, we don’t discuss our feelings openly but I am a person with real emotions and feelings. This was a difficult emotional struggle as I felt like things were out of my hands, out of my control, and a constant frustration. I’m happy to say, my frustrations have come to an end, I finally received my license and it’s a relief that I can move forward and open my own practice. I am officially a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania.