Tennessee Mental Health Counselors Association
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People come to counseling looking for help in making the changes that will result in a happier, more fulfilling, and more productive life. However, time after time we hear stories of people going to a counselor and being disappointed in their experience. Whether the counselor was unprepared, unprofessional, or just not a good fit for that particular person, we are all negatively impacted when someone has a bad experience with mental health care.

Build a solid reputation as a mental health counselor. By being a member of TMHCA, you will get the professional support required to thrive in our ever changing field. You will be among peers who value their education, credentialing, and experience that makes mental health counselors the best suited to help people achieve the changes in life they seek.

It took a lot of hard work and dedication for you to be able to help people in this journey. TMHCA works hard to protect your license and works for counselors to be included in mental health legislation. We want to be a part of your journey from start to finish. If you are considering what school to attend for your higher education pursuits, we have resources and links for you. If you are working toward licensure, we have a checklist to help you navigate. If you have obtained your license, TMHCA helps ensure licensure protection and inclusion so that you can continue to do what you love and trained for all those years.

We work to provide high quality, well rounded Continuing Education credits to help you maintain your high level of expertise, regardless of your specialty area. To ensure that we can keep up the level of quality we and you expect for our trainings, we often partner with leaders in various areas of expertise, including eating disorders treatment, substance abuse treatment, spirituality models ranging from Christian Counseling to Ancient Wisdom, relationship and couples counseling approaches, adolescent approaches, and more! If you have a special area of interest you’d like for us to highlight, we want to hear from you.

TMHCA also keeps up with new developments in our field. With the Affordable Care Act being rolled out, everyone in the healthcare fields is affected, including mental health counselors. TMHCA is involved in finding new opportunities for counselors within the context of these changes. We are also entering a new era of healthcare delivery with technology as either friend or foe. TMHCA monitors these developments and provides information on how we can harness the positive aspects of technology and manage the risks that might result.