Washington Counseling Association

                                                                   Welcome to the

        Washington Counseling Association (WCA)

                              Interested in Membership?

WCA is excited to announce that we heard you! We reduced membership rates
to make it more accessible and affordable. We also introduced a "new Professional" category
for counselors just entering the field.
Benefits of membership include:
  1. Quarterly Newsletter with the latest news, updates and stories.
  2. Regular emails from WCA around opportunities for training and CE's, employment opportunities, legislative news, etc.    
  3. Reduced rates to WCA events.
  4. Quick ability to network with counselors across Washington State.
  5. Up-to-date information on legislation & advocacy networks.
  6. Annual Conference every Fall. 
  7. Access to Membership only Forums around a variety of topics (e.g., public policy, private practice, military issues, experiential therapies, etc.) 
  8. And Much, much more . . .
                                                                Not a Member?
                                                    Staying connected to our community of counselors is an
                                                    Important element of being informed and united within the
                                                    profession. Please join us by becoming a member today!


                                                           Online Membership Application

         WCA Representation at the 2013

ACA Leadership Training Institute              


WCA Leads marched on Capital Hill (with variousother leads to advocate about important issues(e.g. Medicare (Access, VA Hiring, Expansion ofCounselors in schools, etc.) with U.S. Senators and Representatives. From Left to right (front): Suzanne Apelskog, President; Rachel Kristianson, ACA Advisory Board and Past President; (Back) Lindsay Hatch, Publications Co-Editor and Conference Volunteer Coordinator; Isaac White, Veteran/Military Rep.       



                            Western Region at the Capital 2013



             International and National Counselors unite in 2013


                              WCA Representation at the 2012

                                 ACA Leadership Institute



   WCA Reps: Diane Thompson, Secretary; Suzanne Apelskog, President; 

    Ashley Sylvester, Graduate Student Rep.

WCA Reps with Rachel Kristianson, ACA Advisory
Board and ACA President, Bradley T. Erford
One of the perks of attending LTI,
a night out on the town.
Western Region 2012 - at the Capital 
Representative counselors from numerous state associations
united and advocating together at our Nations Capital. 
Powerful Day! 




WCA Happenings

•Interested in Volunteer Opportunities? WCA is seeking volunteers on numerous levels, whether it be 2 hours,to lead or be involved on a task committee or with leadership/board positions, all are invited to join us. •We have started the planning for an Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) and have opportunities with this on numerous levels. For questions about any of the above happenings, please email sapelskog@msn.com




WCA Board and Volunteers

See below: A glance at some of our board members and volunteers behind the scenes, both working hard and having fun preparing for: "Oh the Places We'll Go!" conference 2012 and as representative at the ACA's Institute for Leadership Training in DC for the last two years. Amidst the hard work, we have a whole lot of fun! Interested in being a part of our Board and leads? If yes, email sapelskog@msn.com










                        Board and Volunteers                          

     For photo above and below: :) Layne Stoops, Lindsay
     Hatch, Dr.Phyllis Erdman, Nasreen Shah, Ashley
     Sylvester, Suzanne Apelskog, Jessica Iunker, Diane
     Thompson, Dr. Marty Slyter, Eunice Huang, Janel Wuest,
     Dr. Tom Trotter, Leondra 















502 E Boone Ave

Spokane, WA 99258

The Washington Counseling Association (WCA) is a State branch of the American Counseling ASsociation (ACA).  The WCA is comprised of professionals in mental health, school counseling, education, private practice, business, government, and agency settings.  Striving for excellence and cultivating community, the WCA works to engage professionals within the counseling community. 
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