Counseling and Therapy Practice

Counseling and Therapy Practice: Overview

The Counseling and Therapy Practice Board is administratively attached to the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, and responsibility of day-to-day operations are managed by staff within the Department’s Boards and Commissions Division. The board is charged with the responsibility of protecting health, safety, and helping maintain public trust in the profession by adopting rules that regulate the practice, and by conducting disciplinary proceedings and taking action against individuals who violate these laws.


In order to practice the profession in New Mexico, individuals must meet eligibility criteria such as education, examination, and other experience required by law. Individuals licensed by the board must maintain professional competencies and continuing education in order to renew their license. Violations of statute or rules, including unprofessional conduct or practicing beyond the scope of licensure, may result in disciplinary action by the board, up to and including revocation of a license.


The Counseling and Therapy Practice Board and the Regulation and Licensing Department are implementing a new automated licensing system. This investment will simplify the licensing process, making it easier for applicants and licensees to apply for and renew licenses in New Mexico, eliminating paper forms, money orders, and cut down on staff time required to process, review, approve, and renew licensees.

ALL APPLICATIONS AND RENEWALS must be completed using the new portal.

More information about the new licensing system, including step-by-step instructions and how to log in to the portal, can be found at the board’s licensing page by clicking HERE.


License Renewals Are Online

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LSAA Scope of Practice Policy Memorandum 10.21.2016
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