Mental Health Practitioner Professional License

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Education, Department of State
In New York State, mental health counselors must be licensed by the NYS Department of Education (NYSDOE).

Mental health counselors may work with individuals or groups. Applicants must meet educational and experience requirements, and pass an exam. Licensed professionals must meet certain continuing education requirements, depending on their field.

Contact the NYSDOE for more information.


NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions
Registration Unit, State Education Building
2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12234-1000
Phone: (518) 474-3817
Fax: (518) 402-2323
op4info@mail.nysed.gov
TDD/TTY: (518) 473-1426

Website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/

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