Understanding our “Alphabet Soup”

The Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine frequently fields questions about what our credentials stand for.  We often joke about our "alphabet soup."  But in all seriousness, it is important for our patients and referring colleagues to know what our credentials mean.  Here is a breakdown of the credentials of RCBM's clinical staff:

LMSW:  Licensed Master's Social Worker

ACSW: Academy of Certified Social Workers

ACG: ADDCA (ADD Coach Academy) Coach Graduate

CAAC: Certified Advanced Alcohol Counselor

LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor

LLPC: Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

LLP: Limited Licensed Psychologist

tLLP: Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist

MSN: Master of Science Nursing

PMHNP: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

BC: Board-Certified

APRN: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse


RCBM is proud to represent a wide range of disciplines in the mental health field!  Let us know if you have any questions about our professionals.