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Mental Health Practice

Welcome to the Board of Mental Health Practice.

The New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice has been established to identify for the public, quality healthcare professionals through a system of licensure standards of practice, continuing competency and regulatory oversight.

The Board's mission is to assure that the services provided by mental health professionals are effective and of a quality consistent with the standard of care within the mental health profession, and to safeguard the mental health consumer against harm which may be caused by unqualified, impaired or unlicensed practitioners. We are charged with maintaining the integrity of the following disciplines:

  • Pastoral psychotherapists
  • Clinical social workers
  • Clinical mental health counselors
  • Marriage and family therapists

Out-of-State Practice

NH Board of Mental Health Practice
Statement of Interpretation of Statutory Authority
Approved by the Board on February 17, 2012

In light of the recent queries posed to the Board concerning out-of-state-practice, practice via the internet, practice through the use of videoconference, and via other technologies, the Board clarifies as follows:

Out-of-State Practice

Pursuant to NH RSA chapter 330-A

If you are located in New Hampshire and are providing mental health services to a consumer located in another jurisdiction, you are considered to be practicing in New Hampshire and need to be licensed in this State.

If you are located in another state and are providing mental health services to a consumer located in New Hampshire, you are considered to be practicing in New Hampshire and need to be licensed in this State.

In either case, you might also be considered to be practicing in another jurisdiction. This statement is not intended to interpret the laws of any other jurisdiction.

If you are about to engage in therapy with a mental health provider in New Hampshire you would be advised to contact the Board of Mental Health Practice to check if the provider is licensed in New Hampshire (603-271-2152) or check online at https://nhlicenses.nh.gov/verification.

Board Member Openings

The Board of Mental Health has two openings on the Board due to the implementation of Senate Bill 80; both of these members shall be from a community mental health center. In addition, there will be an upcoming opening for a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Prospective members are nominated by a Board member, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the council. Please contact the Board office at (603) 271-2702 or ashley.czechowicz@oplc.nh.gov for further information if interested.

Contact

Michelle L. Thibeault
121 South Fruit Street
Philbrook Building Suite 303
Concord NH 03301-2412
(603) 271-6761
(603) 271-6702 (fax)
michelle.thibeault@oplc.nh.gov

Ashley Czechowicz
121 South Fruit Street
Philbrook Building Suite 303
Concord NH 03301-2412
(603) 271-2152 Main Line
(603) 271-6702 (fax)

Ashley.Czechowicz@oplc.nh.gov
OPLC.BDMHP@oplc.nh.gov


Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152