Kentucky Licensing Overview for a Psychotherapist

Licensing for a psychotherapist in Kentucky is controlled by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology.

General Guidelines for a Psychotherapist in Kentucky

Specific requirements to perform psychotherapy 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?

Must earn a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D, or Psy.D.) in psychology from a regionally accredited institution. The degree must reflect at least three academic years of study, with at least one of the years spent in residency (which the board defines as taking place at a physical campus).

What’s the state licensing site for a psychotherapist?

Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology

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?

Renewal every 3 years

What are fees associated with licensing?