The Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC) provides addiction counseling services and clinical services, including evaluation and treatment, to clients diagnosed with a substance use disorder. LCAC professionals use counseling and psychotherapeutic techniques via individual, group, and family counseling to treat addiction and other substance related problems. In addition, the LCAC uses proven techniques designed to change substance use or addictive behavior.
Therapists with this credential use specialized knowledge and skill related to addictions and addictive behaviors, including understanding addiction, knowledge of treatment protocols, and ongoing recovery facilitation. LCACs gather information through structured interview screens, routine protocols, and standardized clinical instruments in order to create effective individualized treatment for each client. This license is designed to assure the highest level of professionalism and ethical responsibility, and is the professional standard for assuring a high level of education, training, and experience in the counselors who carry this credential.