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Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc.


What are the statutes and regulations governing LMHCs in Massachusetts?

The Massachusetts General Law 262 CMR 2 governs LMHCs’ licensure and practice in the Commonwealth.

Where can I find the licensing board that oversees LMHC licensure in Massachusetts?

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.

I am a recent graduate. How do I learn more about getting licensed?

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:

I’m licensed in another state, but I want to get licensed in Massachusetts. How do I do that?

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.

How can I find a contract supervisor?

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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