About Us

Founded in 1956 as a state branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the NMCA encompasses a broad spectrum of groups in the field of professional counseling. We facilitate networking, collaboration, and professional development.The mission of NMCA and its divisions is to promote the professional development of counselors by improving counseling skills, providing forums in which current and future counselors may network, gaining access to relevant resources, and engaging in advocacy in an effort to better serve the needs, relationships, and hopes of our diverse New Mexico population.

  • Membership in the New Mexico Counseling Association is open to persons with primary responsibilities or interests in counseling or human development. They recognize that all people need help and advisement as they experience life’s normal stages and transitions. Counselors and […]

  • ¬†Purchase Membership   Division Membership NMCA serves a coordinating role for 2 divisions: New Mexico Mental Health Counselors Association (NMMHCA) New Mexico Counselors for Advocacy and Social Justice (NMCASJ) Causes NMCA serves a coordinating role for 2 Committees: NMCA Government […]

  • Updated 6/03/2023 Pending ACA approval 4/1/2023 ARTICLE I NAME & MISSION Section 1. NAME The name of the association shall be the New Mexico Counseling Association (NMCA). All further references to the Association in these bylaws shall mean the New […]

  • Please Welcome this 2023-2024 NMCA Executive Board NMCA President Arianna Trott, LPCC, NCC   NMCA President Elect Debra Perez PHD, LPCC-S, BCTP-ll, SCPG   NMCA President Elect-Elect Jeannie Montoya, LPCC   NMCA Past President 2022-2023¬† Lora Smalley, LMFT   NMCA […]

  • The Legislature has 112 members, 70 in the House and 42 in the Senate. They are elected from districts across the state, senators for four-year terms and representatives for two-year terms. Contacting Legislators 505-986-4714 (Senate) or 505-986-4751 (House) and give […]