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TLPCA is a state chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).
AMHCA is the professional membership organization that represents the clinical mental health counseling profession. Clinical membership in AMHCA requires a master’s degree in counseling or a closely related mental health field and adherence to AMHCA’s National Standards for Clinical Practice. Rapid changes in the health care marketplace make it more necessary than ever for AMHCA members to make their voices known to this Congress. Click here to read a brief history of our organization. Through a set group of standards and ethics for mental health counselors, AMHCA is dedicated to training and cultivating excellent practitioners. AMHCA offers many different ways for counselors to improve their excellence in any field they work in.

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RSS AMHCA Latest Blogs

  • Advocacy Alert: House Committee Passes Mental Health Counselor Medicare Legislation September 9, 2020
    Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved HR 945 in an historic vote supporting Medicare coverage for the counseling profession. While this legislation has passed both the House and Senate twice over the years, never before has the bill been voted on as a standalone measure rather than part of a broader package. AMHCA […]
    Whitney Meyerhoeffer
  • Angele Moss-Baker Becomes First African-American Woman President of AMHCA September 8, 2020
    “It is my honor to represent the thousands of clinical mental health counselors at the forefront of discussions when policymaker and mental health stakeholders search for practical solutions to the challenges in our nation’s mental health system. I am committed to do whatever I can to address the needs and promote the interests of clinical […]
    Whitney Meyerhoeffer
  • AMHCA released a major report today on the number of Americans reporting mental health distress over August 24, 2020
    AMHCA released a major report today on the number of Americans reporting mental health distress over the last few months.  Please see our new study –  Beyond the Perfect Storm – How Racism, Covid-19, and Economic Meltdown Imperil Our Mental   Health  –  -- and our press release on the study -- [More]
    Whitney Meyerhoeffer