Dr. Ray’s Answer
Since I am a psychologist my knowledge of the other licenses is limited but here is what I know:
LMFT stands for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LCSW stands for Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LPC stands for Licensed Professional Counselor
There are minor differences in how these people are educated but all of them require a master's degree and several (usually two) years of supervised experience in order to practice independently. In Texas, where Iive, the legislature has tried to combine all these professions' licensing boards into one,as they do much the same type of work, but the effort was not successful this year. Being licensed as a psychologist requires a Ph.D. degree and two years of supervised experience, so it is a more difficult route to follow. All of these professionals engage in psychotherapy and counseling, but only psychologists can perform psychological testing. They also tend to earn more than professionals with only a master's degree.
I hope this helps you sort out your career goals and decide on a path. Good luck in your career pursuits.
Ray Finn, Ph.D.