TCA was founded in 1957 and we are a branch of the American Counseling Association. We are, by far, the largest professional association in the state. We offer our members many valuable networking opportunities each year and we host an annual conference each November. 

We have four types of membership:

  • Professional/Regular  ($95.00)
  • Retired*  ($47.50)    *The applicant has retired from a counseling position and is working less than 15 hours per week. 
  • Student**   ($25.00)    **The applicant is a student in a counseling program and is not currently practicing as a counselor (Professor’s information and signature required for membership rate of $25 per year.)
  • New Professional*** ($47.50)    ***The applicant graduated within the last year with a degree in counseling (first year membership is half price but requires a copy of the applicant’s transcript or written statement from a Professor)


When you join TCA, you then choose one Chapter and one Division as part of your membership.    You may join additional chapters or divisions for an additional fee.   



In addition to the state organization, we have local chapters throughout the state which are organized geographically. Local chapters meet frequently to provide members with the latest news about their profession and many chapters host workshops in which members are able to obtain CEU’s close to home and at very reasonable prices.


TCA also has many divisions which are divided into areas of interest specific to your field. Our largest divisions are TnSCA, Tennessee School Counseling Association, and TMHCA, Tennessee Mental Health Counselors Association. There are many other divisions which you can find under the tab above.


TCA keeps their members engaged by offering them the opportunity to serve in board positions, on committees and advocacy positions. We issue a quarterly newsletter and we publish an annual professional journal online.

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