Become a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC)


More Credibility...More Clients


This course will help you expand your practice and become even more marketable!

Clients are choosing telemental health.  Organizations are in need of telehealth providers to refer to.

Being credentialed through a highly respected national professional association creates the optimal condition for you to receive referrals.

If you are concerned about confidentiality and the ethics of using technology, this course provides you with the information necessary to navigate technology with confidence.

This credential is for many behavioral health related professionals including: Psychologists; Counselors; Social Workers; and Marriage and Family Therapists.

Receive 15 CE hours (5.5 Ethics)


Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) with Raymond Barrett, LMHC, LPC, DCC

Course Details


Investment is $397.  Payment plans are available by phone 678-723-8077.


  • Comment Link Super User Sunday, 30 April 2017 08:03 posted by Super User

    Estimated income from telemental health services:
    I am not aware of any statistics on this.
    I have heard various reports from clinicians. Verbal reports that I have received from clinicians have varied from receiving a lot of telemental health clients to receiving none. It depends on many marketing factors, as does a same-location practice. Like any business, the quality of referral sources makes a big difference. I would recommend our free webinars on marketing.

  • Comment Link Super User Sunday, 30 April 2017 07:49 posted by Super User

    In regards to licensure and being able to legally practice in any jurisdiction, it is important to determine:
    *according to that jurisdiction where telehealth care takes place
    *the licensure law of both the jurisdiction of where the client and clinician are located
    *the licensure law of where the clinician is licensed

    In regard to LPC vs LPCC it would depend on the State(s) licensure law.
    I would recommend contacting the licensing board of where ever you plan on practicing.

  • Comment Link Tamara Andrew Saturday, 29 April 2017 09:20 posted by Tamara Andrew

    I am moving to California in the near future. I am NBCC/LPC. My question is would I be able to do telemental health from California as an LPC or would I have to get licensed as an LPCC? What is estimated income from telemental health...looking to work from home.

  • Comment Link Super User Wednesday, 01 March 2017 15:53 posted by Super User

    Many insurance companies are currently covering telemental health services. I heard that some require it in order to be considered a preferred provider. Insurance companies in several states have been contacting clinicians asking if they are trained in telemental health. In these situations being credentialed can help with insurance reimbursement.

  • Comment Link Kayla Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:14 posted by Kayla

    Currently no insurance will accept LPC/LPCA claims for tele services. Does this course remedy this issue? Does this certification allow for a LPCA/LPC to bill tele services through their current company?

  • Comment Link Super User Wednesday, 15 February 2017 07:00 posted by Super User

    Misha, I would recommend that you take the TeleMental Health Counseling Essentials and Ethics, Self-Study course. This course covers the essentials competencies of providing telebehavioral health services. You have to have a Master's degree in a behavioral health related field to take the DCC course.

  • Comment Link Misha Friday, 10 February 2017 13:20 posted by Misha

    I do not have a master's degree., I am a Rabbi, pastoral counselor and licensed chemical dependency counselor. I really want this course.

  • Comment Link Super User Tuesday, 07 February 2017 15:38 posted by Super User

    All of the course details are included on the course page: The details are separated into tabs.

  • Comment Link Cora Monday, 06 February 2017 21:21 posted by Cora

    I have been unable to find the cost of the program. How many Ceu's? Appreciate some assistance.
    Thank you, Cora

  • Comment Link Super User Friday, 03 February 2017 12:51 posted by Super User

    After taking the course you can then apply to become a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC). The Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), an affiliate of NBCC, awards the credential. After you receive the DCC you can put DCC after your name. Such as: Olivia Pinedo, LMFT, DCC

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