The Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association (MaMHCA) has been chartered since 1981 as a professional association representing the interests of the Mental Health Counseling profession and the mental health field. Among MaMHCA's express purposes are ensuring the provision of the highest quality mental health services, generating legislation and advocacy aimed at better health and mental health care, and maintaining the high standards of the profession. MaMHCA' s services to consumers include The MaMHCA Referral Network Directory, "Mental Health Brights" - educational pamphlets for the consumer on mental health topics, and legislation aimed at increased client protection, and increased services for clients.
Membership in MaMHCA is open to professional mental health counselors (Licensed Mental Health Counselors and counselors in the licensure process), counselor educators, and mental health counseling students and interns. MaMHCA is a state chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).