The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) is a growing community of more than 7,000 clinical mental health counselors. Together, we make a critical impact on the lives of Americans. AMHCA succeeds in giving a voice to our profession nationwide and in helping to serve you and your colleagues in your state.
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To enhance the profession of clinical mental health counseling through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development.
To be the national organization representing licensed clinical mental health counselors and state chapters, with consistent standards of education, training, licensing, practice, advocacy and ethics.
Our Guiding Principles
AMHCA members are dedicated to the principles in our Code of Ethics. As our profession and the needs of our clients change, a committee of knowledgeable, experienced professionals updates the code. Read the code online
or Download a PDF or purchase a printed copy of the code
Our Leaders...and You
Build your leadership skills as part of AMHCA’s volunteer structure at the national and state chapter levels.
You’ll find committee chairs, state chapter leaders and other officers in our annual Leadership Directory
To volunteer for committee service, contact the appropriate committee chair or state chapter president.
State Counselor Licensure and Certification Boards
Use this complete list of state boards
to locate your state board, get contact information, and link directly to their web site.