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The Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. promotes the professionalism of the field of counseling and encourages equality of stature in the mental health arena.

Importance of Advocacy:

  • Advocacy is a core value for counseling
  • Advocacy is the promotion of the well-being of individuals, groups, and the counseling profession within systems and organizations
  • Advocacy seeks to remove barriers and obstacles that inhibit access, growth, and development
  • A.7.a Advocacy defined in the ACA Code of Ethics

Please contact Advocacy Chair, Roni White ( if you are interested in MCA's Advocacy efforts!

Upcoming Advocacy Meetings

October 19, 2023 at 2:30 pm



Committee Meeting Link

Meetings are virtual

SUBMIT Advocacy Need

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LCPC-M & MCA have collaborated to advocate for equitable reimbursement and finalize the 2024 Physician fee schedule with CSM.

MCA is collaborating with NJCA on advocating to join the Counseling Compact.

Legislation UPDATES

Stay informed about the Counseling Compact.

There will be more action and direction for professionals.

Learn more: NEXT STEPS

Maryland General Assembly is actively voting on new bills from Jan.-March 2024!

Maryland General Assembly has vetoed and passed the FMLA Grant!

Counseling Compact- WELCOME New Hampshire! And we have 30 states!  signed to the Counseling Compact! The states are: Georgia, Maryland, Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia, Utah, Maine, Florida, Kentucky, Nebraska, Tennessee, Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio, New Hampshire and MORE! We have a Counseling Compact and it's GROWING! 

Maryland Counseling Association

915 Russell Ave, Suite B Gaithersburg, MD 20879


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