Illinois Licensing Overview for a Psychotherapist

Licensing for a psychotherapist in Illinois is controlled by the Illinois Psychologists Licensing Board.

General Guidelines for a Psychotherapist in Illinois

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?

Complete a doctoral program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or approved by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

What’s the state licensing site for a psychotherapist?

Illinois Psychologists Licensing Board

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?

License expires on September 30 of every even-numbered year

What are fees associated with licensing?