What the heck do all the abbreviations for therapist means and how are they different?

In order to become a counselor or therapist, there is a long process of training, interning, and accumulating experience hours, resulting in different levels of licensure. Generally, each license type has a “provisional” license category, where the individual can provide clinical services under the supervision of a clinical supervisor, and an advanced or “fully licensed” category, where the individual can operate independently. An LMSW (Licensed Master in Social Work) has gra