Message from the President

Greetings from the Houston Counseling Association! After coming to Houston a few years ago as a new counseling professional, I was overwhelmed by the extensive lists of mental health resources, yet I did not easily find a sense of belonging in the counseling community. I believe that by fostering personal relationships among the many talented counselors in Houston, we can increase accessibility and quality of mental health services for our entire community. The Houston Counseling Association is our platform for creating meaningful connections among counselors. This year, a dedicated group of counselor leaders have planned the HCA calendar with that vision in mind.

Along with many exciting initiatives this year, we are pleased to launch our new website and online membership and registration for your convenience. I invite you to join or renew your membership with this great organization, made up of emerging leaders and inspiring, experienced counseling professionals. As your local chapter of the Texas Counseling Association, HCA serves an important role in the Houston mental health network and community at large. Houston Counseling Association:

  • Hosts professional development workshops for licensed professional counselors, students, professional school counselors, and other mental health practitioners;
  • Promotes networking opportunities for professional counselors to meet, collaborate, and share referral information;
  • Engages in community service activities to promote mental health in Houston and beyond;
  • Organizes professional counseling advocacy events to promote standards of excellence in counseling and access to mental health services; and,
  • Awards scholarships to graduate students of professional counseling.

Start connecting with the local counseling community at one of our upcoming events in August and September!

Best regards,

Ashley Pringle, PSC, LPC
HCA President