Our Vision

The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) is the leading national organization for licensed clinical mental health counselors. AMHCA strives to be the go-to organization for licensed clinical mental health counselors for advocacy, education, leadership, and collaboration. Our organization provides the backbone of resources needed for clinical mental health counselors to thrive in today's world. Read about where AMHCA has come from in our history. Learn about our board of directors.


Our Mission

The mission of AMHCA is to enhance the profession of clinical mental health counseling through advocacy, education and collaboration.



Our History

Read about our history from a past president and learn more about where we are today.


On March 14, 2019, the American Counseling Association’s Governing Council approved the request of the American Mental Health Counselors Association to disaffiliate as a division. Both organizations look forward to continued collaboration on issues that will benefit mental health counselors and the profession. 

Where can I find a clinical mental health counselor?

Clinical mental health counselors practice in a variety of settings, including:

  • private practice
  • community agencies
  • managed behavioral health care organizations
  • integrated delivery systems
  • hospitals
  • employee assistance programs, and
  • substance abuse treatment centers

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