What is the California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC)? 

Our organization was designed to protect licensure for counselors in California and to serve newly licensed professional clinical counselors. 

CALPCC leaders are using their relationships in Sacramento and their knowledge of the legislative/advocacy process to ensure the effectiveness and credibility of the LPCC in California.

Who are LPCC?

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
Business and Professions Code 4999.20

  • More than 144,000 licensed professional counselors in 50 states
  • Provide mental health care to millions of Americans
  • Make up a large percentage of the workforce employed in mental health centers, agencies, and organizations
  • Are reimbursed by managed care organizations and health plans
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences considers LPCCs to be on par with LMFTs and LCSWs
  • Are reimbursed by managed care organizations and
    health plans
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences considers
    LPCCs to be on par with LMFTs and LCSWs

New! Exclusively for members:

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Upcoming CALPCC Events

  • There are no regional events currently planned. Please check back soon.


New Peer Consultation Groups. 

We're starting a new pilot program, available to members only. To join one of our peer consultation groups, please log in and apply from the member dashboard.


Check out our current issue of CALPCCQuarterly:


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Why Join CALPCC?
Here are some of our membership benefits!

  • Connections with other LPCCs through an online membership Forum and Member Directory
  • Updates on matters of interest to LPCCs, PCCIs, students and applicants
  • Representation of LPCCs at BBS committee and board meetings and other mental health meetings
  • Advocacy through lobbyists in Sacramento to represent LPCC interests
  • Monitoring of other bills that could impact the LPCC license
  • Personalized email responses to questions through the application process and beyond
  • Information on counseling services, such as professional liability insurance, continuing education providers and conferences
  • Conferences and workshops
  • Promotion of the LPCC to the mental health community, the public, employers and insurance companies.
  • Local gatherings of members by geographical area
  • Discounts on conference and courses!
  • Access to expert on private practice


Not a Member?  Check out our resources about the LPCC in our public FAQs!


Setting up a Private Practice

Videos and articles by Anthony Centore of Thriveworks with an extra bonus!  Members can send Anthony questions they have regarding Private Practice.  Here's just a sampling of articles and videos:

  • Video - Making the Transition from Technician to Entrepreneur
  • Video - How to Start a Counseling Practice in 7 Days
  • Staying Small to Grow Big
  • What if it was 10 times more difficult to become a Counselor
  • For Counselors Online Reviews Present Perplexing Challenges
And more!  Check it out >>

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