The Board is aware of the concerns related to COVID-19 and are actively monitoring its impact on counseling services and the Board is in active discussions on how to best serve the state of Mississippi.
The Board will release information when it becomes available. It will be shared with everyone via the Board’s website.
On March 26, 2020, the Board released the following statement.
“Licensed Counselors from outside of Mississippi are allowed to maintain a counseling relationship with existing clients (before March 16, 2020) who reside in Mississippi until the Executive Emergency order has been lifted by the Governor. The counselor must notify the MS LPC Board by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) that they are practicing by telehealth with an existing client. The counselor must provide the counselor’s name, credential, license number, address, approximate number of clients, and justification of the need to practice in the state of Mississippi. Counselors who are under supervision must provide their supervisor’s name and the supervisor’s contact information.”
In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), our office will be closed to the general public until further notice, effective on March 17, 2020. Our office will continue to respond to emails and answer calls.