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NVLPC is the professional organization for all people in or training to join the counseling profession in Northern Virginia.

Our members consist of LPC's, counseling residents, counseling students, and others who work as mental health professionals in Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland.

Our regular breakfast programs each month offer LPC's an easy way to earn CE's, and give all our members time to meet and greet their professional and student peers, and learn something interesting. We also have support for those who are working their way toward licensing.  You have questions, NVLPC Resident Support Groups have answers.

As a counseling student, we were all advised to join a professional association for our own benefit, and for the benefit of our profession.  NVLPC is where you belong. 

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August 3, 2020

Letter from our new president, Faith James, PhD:

Welcome to NVLPC! If you are new to us, we’re glad you’re here. NVLPC is a thriving, non-profit, volunteer-run organization. My name is Faith James and I am very excited to begin this new year as your NVLPC president. Let me begin by saying that we are dedicated to providing a venue for counselors, students, mental health professionals, and counselors-in-residence to gather, connect, and learn. 

We offer NBCC-approved monthly breakfast seminars, worth 1.5 CEUs each. See the website for our most updated calendar of events. Several times a year we offer longer workshops that extend our learning on chosen topics and an annual ethics training. We have a bi-monthly newsletter, a listserv group, networking opportunities, and support groups for students and residents. 

As we move into our next year, I want to share with you some of the exciting things NVLPC is working to provide to our membership. First, due to COVID-19, we have launched a new way of presenting our breakfast seminars using virtual technology. While this in no way makes up for our traditional face-to-face delivery, we are determined to have a professional footprint that continues to provide for our continuing education requirements. 

Second, we are very involved in how the LPC credential is protected from an advocacy standpoint. To that end we have a wonderful advocacy team within our education department. 

Third, as your local counseling organization we will continue to respond to your requests for innovative clinical workshops, a listserv that assists with practice growth and supervision needs, and additional tools as needed.

Finally, allow me to extend a special welcome to returning members; thank you so much for your participation. As a volunteer-run organization, it is you, our members, who keep us going. If you’ve been participating, but haven’t joined, I invite you to join now. For those of you who are members, consider becoming more involved. Volunteer for the board or join a committee. If you have an area of expertise to share, submit a proposal for presenting at one of our breakfast seminars. It’s good to have you with us. And please let us know how we might serve you better. Email us; your feedback is always welcome. I’m looking forward to a great year!



Faith James, PhD, LMFT, LPC

President, NVLPC





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NVLPC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6130.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NVLPC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

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