Requirements for Remote Mental Health Workers (LCSWs & LMFTs) in Arizona
Those licensed by Arizona to practice as an LCSW or LMFT can decide which type of position suits them best whether they live in Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, or anywhere else in the state.
If you want to become a remote LCSW or remote LMFT, there are plenty of full-time and part-time virtual work opportunities available in Arizona.
Here’s what you should know before applying:
Work-from-home therapist: When you work as a remote mental health therapist, you will perform the same duties as your counterparts who work on site. The key difference is that you will conduct virtual sessions with clients using computers, smartphones, video conferencing platforms, and other technology. All therapists can only treat clients in the state in which they are licensed, so a LCSW or LMFT licensed in Arizona must only accept clients from that state.
Skills of successful remote therapists: When you provide virtual mental health therapy, you must hone your technical and communication skills to properly treat your clients. Many therapists actually begin their careers by offering in-person therapy so they can hone their verbal skills prior to offering teletherapy.
Necessary documentation: All therapists, remote or on-site, should keep their professional paperwork up-to-date. This allows you to provide potential or current employers with documentation in a timely manner.
Additional training: Telemedicine companies often provide training to educate clinicians on how to use relevant technology and platforms, as well as best practices for good webside manner.
Companies hiring remote LCSWs and LMFTs in Arizona often post open positions on job posting sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn, so this is a great place to start looking for virtual therapy work opportunities.