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, Counselors
a Marriage and Family Therapists to help them become LCSWs, LPCs or LMFTs in Virginia.

Interested in learning more about this opportunity?

Click for a Summary, Participant Guidelines and FAQs.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, until all funding is obligated.

To Apply:

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

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 of DHP-approved Supervisors interested in working with Boost 200 applicants.
  • The Registry includes more than 500+ DHP-approved Supervisors who have indicated an interest in providing licensure-required Supervision for Boost 200 applicants.
  • Boost 200 applicants are not required to select a supervisor from this list.
  • When you reach out to someone in the Registry, please let them know you plan to apply to Boost 200.
  • Note to Supervisors: To become a Boost 200 supervisor, someone you supervise needs to apply and be accepted to the program.

Questions? Email 

Thank you for your interest!


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 as a special initiative of the VHCF, funded by the Virginia General Assembly and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, and several foundations throughout the state.


Last Updated on March 11, 2024