Become a Member
WMHCA State Application
WMHCA Clinical and Associate Membership - $100
AMHCA/WMHCA Dual Membership
Dual Membership - $227
WMHCA provides these important services to all mental health counselors in Washington State:
- Sustains a year-round presence in Olympia to ensure access on critical issues affecting LMHCs— like privileged communication.
- Builds LMHC credibility so that we are now included by most MCOs, PPOs, and insurers as covered providers of mental health services.
- Sponsors an annual conference and statewide approved continuing education programs.
- Maintains cooperative and consistent contact with other professional counseling organizations to assure a strong coalition on matters of mutual interest.
- Attends and/or monitors state Department of Health agency meetings affecting the regulation of mental health counseling.
- Maintains this WMHCA website with frequently updated information about issues concerning mental health counseling...
WMHCA Relies on it's strong membership base to:
- Support relevant legislation
- Write and distribute educational materials
- Advocate for its membership
The more members we have, the stronger our voice. If you are not a member, join today. Becoming a part of WMHCA not only adds to our strength, it adds to YOUR professional identity.
AMHCA is the national organization representing licensed mental health counselors and state chapters, with consistent standards of education, training, licensing, practice, advocacy and ethics. WMHCA is the Washington State chapter of AMHCA.
You can become a dual member of WMHCA and AMHCA by clicking here to pay Washington "unified dues."
- Student Members are students enrolled in an accredited master’s or doctoral degree program related to mental health counseling or the behavioral/social science.
- Associate Members Completed Masters or Doctoral degree; currently in first or second year of practice. Eligible for 2 years only in this membership category. Proof of recent graduation date may be required.
- Clinical Members Master's degree or higher in counseling or a related field covering the basic principles of mental health counseling from a regionally accredited institution. Primary work is in direct delivery of counseling services. Hold state licensure.
- Master's degree or higher in counseling or a related field covering the basic principles of mental health counseling from a regionally accredited institution.
- Retired members Master's degree or higher in counseling or a related field covering the basic principles of mental health counseling from a regionally accredited institution