California Licensing Overview for a Psychotherapist

Licensing for a psychotherapist in California is controlled by the California Board of Psychol.

General Guidelines for a Psychotherapist in California

Specific requirements to perform psychotherapist services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a psychotherapist license?

Attaining a doctoral degree, passing state and national licensing examinations, and completing a year of supervised practice.

What’s the state licensing site for a psychotherapist?

California Board of Psychol

What are some training programs available for a psychotherapist?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Renews every 2 years

What are fees associated with licensing?