Texas Mental Health Counselors Association

Welcome to the Texas Mental Health Counselor Association

TMHCA is a division of the Texas Counseling Association.

TMHCA is excited to support TCA’s strategic plan while also supporting professional counselors and the counseling profession in Texas. We have updated our Resources page for the 2023-2024 fiscal year with a much more diverse offering of support options.

Please save the date for Saturday, April 27, 2024 for our 2nd Annual Spring Conference. The conference will be held at the University Center – Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg.

TMHCA is also seeking members who may contribute volunteer hours to serving our division in various capacities, including newsletter content and conference planning. Please reach out to TMHCA President, Dr. Lori Hollingsworth, at lori@lorihollingsworthlpc.com; or Dr. Olivia Wedel, TMHCA Past-President, at droliviaw@oliviawedelcounseling.com.


  • Promote the practice of quality mental-health psychotherapy services
  • Enhance education for mental-health practitioners
  • Evolve a viable professional identity unique to mental-health clinicians
  • Influence legislation policy to benefit mental-health practitioners consistent with our State and licensure ethics


  • Increase public visibility of the mental health profession throughout Texas
  • Organize and advocate practices and policies that positively impact mental-health professionals


  • Promote the profession of mental-health counseling in Texas
  • Provide a system for the exchange of professional information and resources
  • Provide programs and resources for professional development of mental-health clinicians
  • Promote the mental-health profession in Texas through advocacy, research, and best practices
  • Provide a liaison between other state, national, and international mental-health groups
  • Provide the public information on the role and function of the mental-health clinician
  • Promote the provision of quality training standards for mental-health clinicians
  • Promote equitable licensure and certification for counselors nationwide
  • Advocate for the mental-health profession in public policy, local and state government agencies, and legislation