NC Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors
Operations in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to the directive from Governor Roy Cooper that State agencies implement teleworking in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors has implemented teleworking arrangements for Board staff members. Due to this change, please limit phone calls and forward all questions and concerns to If you still decide to call, please leave a voicemail, providing your name, email address, phone number, and a detailed description of your inquiry. However, for the quickest response, please use email. The expectation is that the teleworking will allow for the seamless continuation of the Board’s functions while limiting any impact to licensees, applicants and the public. However, if you do experience a delay in receiving a response from a Board staff member during this fluid and unprecedented situation, your understanding and patience will be appreciated. As the Board office is closed to visitors at this time, you should send and/or email, and not hand deliver, all documents to the Board office. The Board will continue to update you via the website as we continue to learn of the new developments that affect our profession. Thank you for your patience and for being a valued member of our community. (Last updated: March 26, 2020)

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NCBLCMHC licenses Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors Associates (LCMHCAs), Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHCs), and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisors (LCMHCSs). Unless exempt for licensure under NC GS Article 24 § 90-332.1, any person engaged in the practice of counseling in the state of North Carolina must be actively licensed by the Board.

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The North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors’ mission under NC GS Article 24 90-329 states that, it is declared to be the public policy of this State that the activities of persons who render counseling services to the public be regulated to insure the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare.

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