In the United States, therapy is considered a healthcare service, and therapists are licensed by their state. Although some relaxation of the rules was granted by some states to help therapists respond to the demands of COVID-19, the general rule is that therapists working with US-based clients should only be providing online therapy (Telehealth) to clients who are physically based in the state(s) in which their therapist is licensed.
Jane is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the State of Minnesota, and is also a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist in Canada.
Clients from other states in the US or elsewhere in the world may wish to consider Therapeutic Coaching; a hybrid service for private-pay clients who do not meet criteria for significant mental health diagnoses. Clients on a tight budget are encouraged to seek therapy with a therapist licensed in their home state where they can use health insurance, FSA and HSA plans.