Requirements for Remote Mental Health Workers (LCSWs & LMFTs) in Massachusetts
Once you earn your license as an LCSW or LMFT in Massachusetts, you can decide which type of position suits you best whether you live in Boston, Springfield, Worcester, Yarmouth, 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 Massachusetts.
Here’s what you should know before applying for a position as a remote mental health therapist:
Work-from-home therapist: Both remote and on-site therapists have the same duties, but the key difference is that remote therapists conduct virtual sessions with clients. You’ll use a computer, smartphone, web platform, virtual testing, and other technology to work with clients. Also, as a licensed remote social worker or therapist in Massachusetts, you can only accept clients for virtual mental health therapy from that state.
Skills of successful remote therapists: Therapists must know how to efficiently use technology so that they communicate clearly with clients. This is why many remote therapists begin their careers working with clients in person before they offer teletherapy services.
Necessary documentation: All social workers and therapists should keep their resumes and provide professional documentation up to date and readily available.
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 Massachusetts 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.