Access to Out of State LPCs

Texas has been getting many inquiries from counselors in other states whose clients have relocated to Texas.
 
If you are licensed in another state and your client is a resident of Texas and has moved back to Texas due to the Corona Virus pandemic, you may use telehealth to continue to see your client during this disaster.  Under 418.171 of the Gov't Code “a person who holds a license, certificate, or other permit issued by a state or political subdivision of any state evidencing the meeting of qualifications for professional, mechanical, or other skills may render aid involving the skill in this state to meet an emergency or disaster.”  This provision of the Texas Government Code takes precedence – during a disaster -- over the requirement to secure a Texas license prior to providing counseling services to a client in Texas.  Texas wants everyone, everywhere to get the counseling services they need as quickly and as easily as possible.  If you have additional questions, contact jan@txca.org.Texas has been getting many inquiries from counselors in other states whose clients have relocated to Texas.