Texas Mental Health Counselors Association

Welcome to the Texas Mental Health Counselor Association

TMHCA is a division of the Texas Counseling Association.


  • 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