Ways to Get Involved

WMHCA has several committees available for our members to participate in and get involved.

Standing Committees

WMHCA started with three standing committees that meet regularly throughout the year.  They are education, membership, and legislative. To get involved in any of the committees please reach out to the committee chairs or  shannon@wmhca.org.


contact Shannon Thompson: shannon@wmhca.org


Legislative-Dominique Avery PhD, NCC, LPC (ID), LMHC (WA) davery@saybrook.edu


contact Shannon Thompson: shannon@wmhca.org

Two other committees that currently meet monthly are justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI), and strategic planning.  Other committees that meet as needed are finance, scholarship, and nominating.  If you are interested in any of these committees reach out to shannon@wmhca.org.

Barriers to Licensure Sub-Committees

This past summer the Washington Mental Health Counselor Association hosted two work groups focused on decreasing barriers in the mental health profession.  WMHCA has now complied that data and has facilitated the formation of sub-committees.  The sub-committees will use the data WMHCA collected and then do a deeper dive of the information.  They will then bring any legislative asks back to WMHCA and will determine if there are other things WMHCA can do outside legislation to decrease barrier.  Each subcommittee is chaired by a WMHCA member.  If you are interested in serving on a subcommittee you can reach out directly to the committee chairs.


Chair: Margaret Curtin Rey-Bear LMHC, NCC,

WA approved supervisor, Certified EMDR Therapist


509-481-9629 x701

The mission of this committee is focused around creating transparency and increasing knowledge regarding Mental Health Insurance credentialing, contracting, and billing. Currently we are working on the development of an Insurance Usage and Satisfaction Survey for practicing clinicians with questions intended to help us develop Rating Score Cards for Insurance Companies that will be accessible to the general clinical population; the development of a Navigating Insurance Company Credentialing, Contracting and Billing Resource List; and the development of a more active relationship with the Office of the Insurance Commission.

Venture Capitol Companies

Co-Chair: Elizabeth Glisczinski LMHC LPCC




Co-Chair: Letitia Johnson PhD, LicSW, BC-TMH, CHT, CMHS


Community Mental Health

Co-Chair: Adrienne Helander LMHC, MHP,

WA approved supervisor





Chair: Karin Potter LMHC, CMHS,

WA approved supervisor



Our goal in this committee is to create clear and cohesive recommendations for WMHCA to bring to the WA state legislature with the ultimate intention of removing barriers to clinical supervision for both supervisors and supervisees. Clinical supervision plays a critical role in developing ethical, skilled, and confident mental health professionals.  Ensuring quality supervision and equity and ease in access is vital to building a robust community of licensed mental health counselors in Washington State.

Clinician Safety

Chair: Pam Raphael LMHC


Unpaid Internships

Co-Chair: Bailey Walther LMHCA, NCC



Co-Chair: Sophia Bean, MA, LMHCA