Written by: Amanda Levison, M.S., LMHC, LPC, CCBT
I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida for a while now; however, I relocated to Pennsylvania, and my licensure has been a complicated 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 blaming it on anyone, on Florida, or 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 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.