Requirements for Remote Mental Health Workers (LCSWs & LMFTs) in North Carolina
Once you earn your license as an LCSW or LMFT in North Carolina, you can decide which type of position suits you best whether you live in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill), Asheville, Charlotte, 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 North Carolina.
Here’s what you should know before applying:
Work-from-home therapist: When you work as a remote therapist, you are expected to perform the same duties as you would if you worked in an office or facility. The main difference is that you can work from anywhere, which allows you to skip any commuting. Plan to conduct virtual sessions with clients using a website, telephone, mobile application, or other virtual media. All therapists can only treat clients in the state in which they are licensed, so a LCSW or LMFT licensed in North Carolina must only accept clients from that state.
Skills of successful remote therapists: Excellent communication skills are vital for all therapists, but especially for those who work remotely. Many therapists hone their skills by working with clients in person before they move to teletherapy. Therapists who work remotely must also become adept at the use of digital therapy tools and testing materials.
Necessary documentation: When applying for remote jobs, be sure to update your resume and provide appropriate documentation showing your education and credentials.
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 North Carolina 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.