Mental Health Provider Credential Abbreviations

Academic Degrees of Mental Health Providers

Academic Degrees 
DDivDoctor of Divinity
DMinDoctor of Ministry
DODoctor of Osteopathy
DrPHDoctor of Public Health
DSWDoctor of Social Work
EdDDoctor of Education
EdMMaster of Education
MAMaster of Arts
MAHSMaster of Arts in Human Services
MCMaster of Counseling
MDDoctor of Medicine
MDivMasters in Divinity
MEdMaster of Education
MHDLMaster of Human Development & Learning
MPHMaster of Public Health
MPSMaster of Professional Studies
MSMaster of Science
MScMaster of Science
MSEdMaster of Science in Education
MSNMaster of Science in Nursing
MSSMaster of Social Science
MSSWMaster of Science in Social Work
MSWMaster of Social Work
PhDDoctor of Philosophy
PsyaDDoctor of Psychoanalysis
PsyDDoctor of Psychology
ScDDoctor of Science

Licenses and certifications of mental health providers

Licenses & Certifications
ABECSWAmerican Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
ABFamPAmerican Board of Family Psychology
ABPNAmerican Board of Professional Neuropsychology
ABPPAmerican Board of Professional Psychology
ACSWAcademy of Clinical Social Workers
ADTRAcademy of Dance Therapists Registered
APRNAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse
ATRRegistered Art Therapist
ATR-BCRegistered Art Therapist - Board Certified
BCBTBoard Certification in Bereavement Trauma™
BCDBoard Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work
BCDTBoard Certification in Disability Trauma™
BCDVBoard Certification in Domestic Violence™
BCETSBoard Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress™
BCFTBoard Certification in Forensic Traumatology™
BCITBoard Certification in Illness Trauma™
BCMVTBoard Certification in Motor Vehicle Trauma™
BCPMBoard Certification in Pain Management™
BCRTBoard Certification in Rape Trauma™
BCSABoard Certification in Sexual Abuse™
BCSCRBoard Certification in School Crisis Response™
BCSMBoard Certification in Stress Management™
BCUCRBoard Certification in University Crisis Response™
CACCertified Addictions Counselor -or- Certified Alcoholism Counselor
CADACCertified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor
CADCCertified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
CAGSCertificate of Advanced Graduate Study
CAMFCertified Anger Management Facilitator
CAPCertified Addictions Professional
CARTCertified Anger Resolution Therapist
CASCertified Addiction Specialist
CASACCertified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor
CBTCertified Bioenergetic Therapist
CCADCCertified Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
CCDPCertified Chemical Dependency Professional
CCHTCertified Clinical Hypnotherapist
CCPTCertified Clinical Pastoral Therapist
CCMHClinical Counselor in Mental Health
CCMHCCertified Clinical Mental Health Counselor
CCSWCertified Clinical Social Worker
CEAPCertified Employee Assistance Professional
CEDSCertified Eating Disorders Specialist
CFLECertified Family Life Educator
CGPCertified Group Psychotherapist
CHTCertified Hypnotherapist
CICSWCertified Independent Clinical Social Worker
CISWCertified Independent Social Worker
CMFTCertified Marriage and Family Therapist
CPCertified Psychologist -or- Clinical Psychologist
CpastCCertified Pastoral Counselor
CPCCertified Professional Counselor
CRADCCertified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor
CRCCertified Rehabilitation Counselor
CSACCertified Substance Abuse Counselor
CSWCertified Social Worker -or- Clinical Social Worker
CSW-CCertified Social Worker - Clinical
DAPADiplomate, American Psychotherapy Association
DCSWDiplomate in Clinical Social Work
DOT SAPDepartment of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional
DTRDance Therapist Registered
LACLicensed Associate Counselor
LADACLicensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor
LADCLicensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
LAMFTLicensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
LAPCLicensed Associate Professional Counselor
LASACLicensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor
LCADCLicensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
LCASLicensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
LCATLicensed Creative Arts Therapist
LCDCLicensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
LCDPLicensed Chemical Dependency Professional
LCMFTLicensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist
LCMHCLicensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
LCPLicensed Clinical Psychologist -or- Licensed Counseling Professional
LCPCLicensed Clinical Professional Counselor
LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker
LCSW-CLicensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical
LGSWLicensed Graduate Social Worker
LICSWLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
LIMFTLicensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist
LISWLicensed Independent Social Worker
LISW-CPLicensed Independent Social Worker - Clinical Practice
LLPLimited Licensed Psychologist
LMFTLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LMHCLicensed Mental Health Counselor
LMHPLicensed Mental Health Practitioner
LMSWLicensed Master Social Worker
LMSW-ACPLicensed Master Social Worker - Advanced Clinical Practitioner
LPLicensed Psychoanalyst -or- Licensed Psychologist
LPALicensed Psychological Associate
LpastCLicensed Pastoral Counselor
LPCLicensed Professional Counselor
LPCCLicensed Professional Clinical Counselor
LPCMHLicensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health
LPELicensed Psychological Examiner
LPPLicensed Pastoral Psychotherapist
LSATPLicensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner
LSCSWLicensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker
LSPLicensed School Psychologist
LSWLicensed Social Worker
MACMaster Addiction Counselor - also offered by NAADAC
MFCCMarriage, Family and Child Counselor
MFTMarriage and Family Therapist
MT-BCMusic Therapist - Board Certified
NBCCHNational Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
NBCDCHNational Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Hypnotherapy
NCCNational Certified Counselor
NCPsyANationally Certified Psychoanalyst
NCSCNational Certified School Counselor
NCSPNationally Certified School Psychologist
PAPsychological Associate
PLMHPProvisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
PLPCProvisional Licensed Professional Counselor
PMHNPPsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
RASRegistered Addiction Specialist
RDTRegistered Drama Therapist
REATRegistered Expressive Arts Therapist
RNRegistered Nurse
RPCRegistered Professional Counselor
RPTRegistered Play Therapist
RPT-SRegistered Play Therapist-Supervisor
SAPSubstance Abuse Professional
SWSocial Worker
TLLPTemporary Limited License Psychologist