Yes, we do have their credentials listed as Jane Doe, Ph.D., LPC
I will check with the LPC licensing board just to make sure there is no legal issues as well as the Psych. board. Just want to be on the safe side.
Both clinicans have years of experience - even more then some of our Psychologists - and are very gifted therapists.
Their reason for not being licensed at the doctoral level is legit IMO.
One got sort of trapped in between state licensing laws when she moved. One state did not have the LPC so she went for the Ph.D after her Masters. When she moved to a state that did have the LPC she could not get employment without being licensed. She had enough hours for the LPC so got licensed and started working while still finishing her Ph.D. By the time she finished her Ph.D. she had a very sucessful pratice under her LPC and did not want to give up her pratice and source of income. I can understand as she worked very hard to build a practice.
The other person became very ill for several years and was never able to finish her post - doc hours. Instead when she was well enough she sat for her LPC - had enough hours for that.
So both clinicans have reasons for their license not matching their degree. Just quite a bit of discourse among the staff on this topic.