The Massachusetts General Law 262 CMR 2 governs LMHCs’ licensure and practice in the Commonwealth.
The Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions in Massachusetts oversees LMHC licensure and resides under the aegis of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
LMHCs may also interact with the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission in certain events.
First of all, congratulations on finishing the first part of your journey toward independent licensure! The first thing you should do is read the MGL CMR 262 2 as it pertains to mental health counselors. Also check out some of our resource pages for students and new professionals:
Conquer the licensure exam!
Get your license.
At the time of this writing, Massachusetts does not at present have reciprocity with other states for LMHCs, nor is it part of the Counseling Compact. Please see the MGL CMR 262 2 to learn about requirements you will need to meet to attain licensure. You can also take part in one of our license application support clinics.
If you are looking for a supervisor to meet licensure requirements as an LMHC, make sure a potential supervisor satisfies the requirements for an Approved Supervisor in the definitions section of the MGL CMR 262 2.
An easier way to go about this is to search for a certified supervisor via our directory then use our supervision forms can help you guarantee compliance for your supervision contract.
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