Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHCs) are Primary Health Care Providers. We are uniquely educated and licensed in ways that make us distinct from the other mental health professions. Like members of the other mental health professions (Social Work, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy), we have either a master's or doctoral degree. In our graduate studies, we become qualified in psychopathology and in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. But philosophically, we are distinctly trained to be holistic and strength-based in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. In addition, we strive to focus on treating both the symptoms and causes of mental and emotional concerns.