Welcome to the official website of the New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors Association. The site is loaded with great information for New Hampshire Mental Health Counseling Association members, non-member mental health professionals, and members of the general public. It is our goal to continue to build and expand the site as time goes on and as we collect feedback that helps us improve its look, feel, and content.
As you should all know by now, the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice (BMHP) no longer has a Psychologist; the new Board of Psychology is up and running as a separate unit. Dr. Debra Warner, who was the psychologist on the BMHP is not on the New Hampshire Board of Psychology, but she was a colleague, a tireless appointee, and many of her votes directly impacted our discipline. So I wanted to just take a moment to mention her, thank her for her hard work, and certainly to wish her the best. I also want to note that psychologists provided volunteers to the BMHP to serve as investigators. With the separation of psychologists from the BMHP, the Board now finds itself in desperate need of investigators to look into allegations of violations of state rules and discipline-specific ethical standards. If you would consider taken on such a duty, and would like to know more, please call the state board at 603-271-6762. Just to be clear, the NH-BMHP still supports licensed clinical mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, and pastoral psychotherapists. All contact information for board business is still valid and of course all state rules and laws are still in effect. So nothing has changed for LCMHCs.
Now, let me jump right to the big issue at hand for NH LCMHC’s, and for those licensed across the nation. We need to be awarded Medicare reimbursement (more)
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Next Board Meeting (more information)
Lunch with the NHMHCA President - That's right. Who says there's no free lunch? If you are a member you can enter a drawing to have lunch with our president, Al Goodman, at a location convenient to you. You can even bring a counselor friend, or two! To find out more, go to the Members Only site.
Peer Consultation Groups - A proposal has been made to start local groups for collaboration and consultation. To find out more about this initiative or to get involved go to the Members Only site.
This is it. The final public hearings on Medicaid Expansion will be on Tuesday November 12th at 10:00am in Concord. The Medicaid expansion would offer coverage to all adults in NH, between the ages of 19 and 65, who are not currently eligible for Medicaid and whose incomes are up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level: $15,400 a year for a single person and $32,000 for a family of four.
Here are some details if you’d like to attend, or if you’d just like to follow the events on Tuesday (read more)
Reach Out to U.S. Troops and their families through AMHCA's Partnership with Give an Hour Network. Click here to read more
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors are skilled professionals, educated at a Master's degree level or beyond, who provide personalized, evidence-based therapy to people with mental and/or emotional distress. Our understanding of human nature and psychology utilizes a practical, problem-solving approach that facilitates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution. We are committed to professional ethical standards and respect the dignity and diverse cultural background of all those who seek our care.