What is the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board?
The Legislature established the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board to protect the public by assuring the qualifications and professionalism of licensed Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists. The fifteen-member Board, appointed by the governor, is charged with establishing standards for licensing; identifying individuals meeting those standards; and administering licensing examinations. The Board also is also charged with developing and enforcing ethical standards for licensed individuals; investigating complaints; and disciplining licensed individuals who violate ethical standards, Board rules or state licensing laws.
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Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs, LPCCs, LPCC-Ss) are mental health professionals with a master's or doctoral degree, licensed by the State of Ohio, who are trained to help individuals, families, and organizations to optimize healthy functioning and prevent or remediate mental, emotional, or behavioral problems. Trained in the application of principles of normal and abnormal human development, Licensed Professional Counselors help consumers make the most of life, heighten joy in living, identify and deal with mental and emotional problems (or disorders), and resolve conflicts in relationships at home, in school, at work, and in the community.
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Licensed Social Workers (LSW or LISW) are mental health professionals licensed by the State of Ohio who are trained to help individuals, groups, families and organizations. A LSW or a LISW can help you deal with emotional problems and help you resolve conflicts or problems relating to others at home, at work, in school and in the world around you.
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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs or IMFTs) are mental health professionals licensed by the State of Ohio who are trained to help individuals, groups, families and organizations. MFTs and IMFTs can help with a wide array of relationship issues within the context of the family system, including emotional disorders and help you resolve conflicts or problems relating to marriage and family issues. Marriage and Family Therapists broaden the traditional emphasis on the individual to attend to the nature and role of individuals in primary relationship networks such as marriage and the family.
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