Pennsylvania Licensing Overview for a Psychotherapist

Licensing for a psychotherapist in Pennsylvania is controlled by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology.

General Guidelines for a Psychotherapist in Pennsylvania

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?

Completing a doctoral degree in psychology, passing national and state examinations, and fulfilling a postdoctoral practice requirement. Candidates are under Board regulation while completing postdoctoral hours.

What’s the state licensing site for a psychotherapist?

Pennsylvania State Board 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?

Renews biennially.

What are fees associated with licensing?