Since the pandemic telehealth has mushroomed as psychotherapists have closed their offices and moved their practices to telehealth only. This move has saved them a lot of money in office rent, utilities, commute expenses, parking, etc.
The move to telehealth which makes it easy to practice across state lines as most state professional licensing regulations limit a professional practice to the state the professional is licensed in and the place the professional and client is situated when the professional provides the service.
Requests, and provision of service to clients in states other the state in which the professional is licensed and is located is out of compliance with licensing regulations. This has generated some anxiety on the part of the professionals who are faced with the possibility of providing services to clients our of their state.
Practicing across state lines seems be an anachronistic regulatory interference from days gone by. We are living in an age of telehealth and a global economy. Does anyone think that psychotherapists in New Jersey are better qualified than ones in New York or Maryland or Florida or West Virginia? Maybe state laws licensing professionals 100 years ago made some sense but I don't see how they make any sense currently.