Boost 200

Virginia is in the midst of a mental health crisis.
Demand for counseling services exceeds the
capacity of the state’s licensed behavioral health professionals

Boost 200 is a new special initiative designed to help address this problem.
It will pay for licensure-required Supervision for motivated Masters-prepared Social Workers and Counselors
to help them become LPCs or LCSWs in Virginia.

Interested in learning more about this opportunity?
Click for a Summary and Participant Guidelines.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, until all funding is obligated.
Click here to complete the Boost 200 online application.
To preview the Boost 200 application, click here. For a Boost 200 application checklist, please click here.

NEW! Interested in applying to Boost 200 and need help finding a Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP)-approved Supervisor? Click here to download a list (Excel spreadsheet sorted by LCSW/LPC and last name. Once downloaded, you can sort on any field.) of DHP-approved Supervisors interested in working with Boost 200 applicants.

The Registry includes more than 450 DHP-approved Supervisors who have indicated an interest in providing licensure-required Supervision for Boost 200 applicants. When you reach out to someone in the Registry, please let them know you plan to apply to Boost 200.
Note:  You’ll want to confirm the accuracy of the information in the Registry with the Supervisor.

Boost 200 participants and their Supervisors must follow all Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) laws and regulations for the duration of Boost 200.

Thank you for interest!

Questions? Submit them here: Boost 200.

Please check this page frequently to stay up-to-date. For answers to your questions about Boost 200, please visit our FAQs  page.


Boost 200 is administered by the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF). VHCF is deeply invested in increasing access to basic mental health services for Virginians. VHCF has invested more than $10 million to make licensed behavioral professionals, tele-mental health services and behavioral health best practices, such as integrated and trauma-informed care, available to organizations throughout Virginia.

Boost 200 is a special initiative of the VHCF, funded by the Virginia General Assembly and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.


Last Updated on October 20, 2022