Washington Licensing Overview for a Psychotherapist

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

General Guidelines for a Psychotherapist in Washington

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?

Candidate must complete a doctoral program that is housed in a regionally accredited institution. At least one year must be completed in residence; 750 hours of face-to-face educational meetings may be accepted as meeting the residency requirement, provided they are appropriately documented.

What’s the state licensing site for a psychotherapist?

Washington State Examining 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 by December 31 in odd-numbered years.

What are fees associated with licensing?