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.

  • Division Membership NMCA serves a coordinating role for 4 divisions: New Mexico Mental Health Counselors Association (NMMHCA) New Mexico Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling (NMALGBTIC) New Mexico Career Development Association (NMCDA) New Mexico Association of […]

  • A vote to revise the bylaws will take place at the NMCA 2023 Annual Conference business meeting. The meeting will occur on March 24, 2023 at the Berna Facio Professional Development  Center in Albuquerque between 12:45pm and 1:10pm. Please Click Here […]

  • President Lora Smalley, LMFTs President Elect Arianna Trott, LPCC, NCC President Elect-Elect Vacant Past President 2020–2022 Brian Moffitt, JD, LPCC Executive Director Kathleen Charest, MBA, LPCC, NCC Executive Assistant Kelsi Serrano, LMSW Treasurer Kathleen Charest, MBA, LPCC, NCC Vice-President Of Professional […]

  • 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 […]