Requirements for Remote Mental Health Workers (LCSWs & LMFTs) in Rhode Island
Once you earn your license as an LCSW or LMFT in Rhode Island, you can decide which type of position suits you best whether you live in Providence, Warwick, Newport, or another part of 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 Rhode Island.
Here’s what you should know before applying:
Work-from-home therapist: As a remote mental health therapist, you’ll do most of your work from home, but you can be employed by any healthcare facility or provider in the state. You will conduct virtual mental health therapy sessions with clients using a website, telephone, mobile application, or other virtual media. Therapists with Rhode Island licenses can only treat clients in the state.
Skills of successful remote therapists: Therapists who work remotely must be technically savvy so they can effectively communicate with clients through virtual platforms. Also, many remote therapists first hone their communication skills with in-person client sessions before moving to teletherapy.
Necessary documentation: It’s important for remote social workers and therapists to continually update their resumes and professional documentation.
Additional training: Telemedicine companies often provide training to educate clinicians on how to use relevant technology and platforms. This typically includes training on best practices for good webside manner.
Companies hiring remote LCSWs and LMFTs in Rhode Island 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.