About Eric Groh, LPC

Thank you for exploring my website. My name is Eric Groh and I’m a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). As an advanced professional with over 20 years of experience, the focus of my practice is now CE training, clinical supervision, ethics consultation and assisting with Composite Board licensing issues. So most of my clients are actually peers– social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and psychologists.

I maintain a small clinical practice and specialize in dissociative disorders, personality disorders and gambling addiction.

As my website name suggests, my primary business goal is to demystify ethics. It is my service as a former GA licensing board president which enables me to bring reliable accurate and current information for matters ranging from the practical ethics to treatment or supervision for board mandated licensees.

All of my services are, in some form, ethics that you can immediately apply to your practice.
Ethics Demystified, LLC / Eric Groh, LPC

Professional Experience

  • Composite Board of Professional Counselors. Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists; Board Complaints and Investigations; President and Ethics Complaints Investigator
  • Three-time governor appointed Board Chair of The Composite Licensing Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists.
  • Unanimously voted by peers to serve as Board Chair and provide leadership; ensure the fair enforcement and governance of the board; and effectively interpret and ensure the lines of power and authority of the board are established and recognized.
  • Recommended statutory, regulatory, and policy changes to improve access to mental health professionals; changed the employment environment regulations for counselors. The change enabled counselors the freedom to address issues affecting residents in rural areas.
  • Worked tirelessly to address processes that threatened the the safety of the public and integrity of the board.
  • Highly skilled in the applications and complaints processes. Dissected highly complicated information and formulated timely yet comprehensive responses to inform subsequent investigations by the attorney general’s office and law enforcement.
  • Georgia Council of Problem Gambling; Founder and President
  • Pioneer and catalyst who oversaw the ground up development of the Georgia Council on Problem Gambling, the first Georgia state chapter of the National Council on Problem Gambling.
  • Hurricane Katrina DHHS Deployment; Unit Lead
  • Deployed by the US Department of Health and Human Services to lead a volunteer relief team to expand the State of Louisiana’s capacity to provide PTSD, substance abuse and other mental health services. collaboration with the City of New Orleans police psychologist, developed the first formal mental PTSD screening for public health employees.

Credentials

National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Currently accepted by 15 states for LPC/ LMHC supervision towards licensing.
LPCA Certified Professional Counselor Supervison (CPCS)
International Gambling Counselor Certification Board
Level II International Certified Gambling Counselor
American Society for Clinical Hypnosis
Hypnosis Training
EMDR clinical Training Institute
Level II Clinician

Education

1986
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MILWAUKEE WI
B.A. Psycholo​​​​​​​​​​g​y
1992
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA GA
M.S. Com​​​​munity Counseling