Over 40 Years of Service to the Mental Health Community

MaMHCA: Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association

Member Benefits


Explore MaMHCA’s Many Programs and Services

In its commitment to fulfilling its mission of “Information, Education, and Advocacy,” MaMHCA has been providing an exciting, informative, ever-expanding roster of benefits and services to its members for over 30 years.


Online Newsletter

The MaMHCA Messenger delivers important LMHC practice information, updates on state and national mental health news, articles on ethical and other relevant issues, a schedule of Professional Development Workshops, and more.  *Available to members only.


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Continuing Education

MaMHCA offers over 15 workshops annually and an expanding Home Study Book Program with a catalog of more than 25 titles.  CE Credit is awarded to LMHCs. *Members receive reduced rates.


Annual Conference

MaMHCA hosts a conference each fall featuring a prominent speaker from the mental health field who presents on the most relevant and cutting-edge topics that are meaningful for LMHCs. Our Annual Awards are also presented at our complimentary luncheon at the Conference.  Mental health-related materials are also for sale.  We also offer an opportunity to network with fellow LMHCs and strengthen our connections as a profession.


CE Accreditation (MCEAP Program)

MaMHCA has been designated by the LMHC Licensing Board to manage the CE Accreditation Program for providers and consumers of CEs. This program is known as the MaMHCA Continuing Education Approval Program, or MCEAP. MCEAP also regularly publishes and posts a list to members of pre-approved workshops for CE credits.


Supervisor Training and Certification

MaMHCA offers a 2-year, 30 CE Supervisor Training and Certification Program.


Licensure Support Services

  • LMHC License Examination Workshops.
  • Information for Graduate Students.
  • License Application Counseling.


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Job Opportunities

MaMHCA supports LMHCs in their search for employment in multiple ways.

  • Our Annual Spring Job and Career Fairs: Now in our 6th year, "The only Fair in the Commonwealth to focus exclusively on mental health positions" bringing together over 25 agencies and organizations looking for mental health counselor staff at all levels. More info
  • LMHC Friendly Agencies: Looking for jobs? Agencies that participate in MaMHCA's job and Career Fairs have a link on this website. View this year's listing.
  • Real-time Job listings (Members Only): Agencies seeking LMHC staff are listing their current job openings. As a MaMHCA member, you have access to this list. View list. Not a member? Join now!


Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship Program

The Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship Program awards a $1000 scholarship to an outstanding second-year graduate student in mental health counseling. For more information on this great scholarship opportunity, including how to apply, visit the scholarship page here!


Awards Program

Each year MaMHCA recognizes outstanding contributions to our profession. The awards are presented at the MaMHCA Annual Conference each fall. The award categories are:

  • Mental Health Counselor of the Year
  • Mental Health Counselor Educator of the Year
  • Mental Health Agency of the Year

  Download an Award Nomination Form

  See more about our award recipients


Discounted Professional Liability Insurance

Members are eligible to receive a discount when purchasing excellent Professional Liability Insurance.


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Referral Network Directory

MaMHCA members have an opportunity to be included in the statewide LMHC referral directory. The directory contains comprehensive information about practices and skills.
It is accessible to consumers and serves as a basis for making referrals for counseling
and approved supervisory resources.

  Are you a consumer looking for counseling?


Professional Updates

MaMHCA provides up to date practice information through our newsletter, emails, and on our website. *As a member, you will receive

  • Practice updates such as the latest HIPAA or ICD10 regulations.
  • Panel openings.
  • Changes to Licensure Rules & Regulations
  • and more


Legislative Initiatives

MaMHCA initiates legislation aimed at improving the quality of mental health services for consumers, and improving the practice of LMHCs. MaMHCA has had 4 legislative successes in the past 15 years, including establishing the LMHC license, becoming mandated 3rd party reimbursable providers (the last group to obtain this status in the Commonwealth in 16 years), upgrading our LMHC scope of practice, obtaining Testimonial Privilege for our clients, and being named as Core Providers in the Mental Health Parity laws in our state. We also participate in legislative efforts with the Massachusetts Mental Health Coalition. We are currently working together on Payment Reform Legislation.



MaMHCA is the recognized entity for working with third party payers (insurance companies and managed care companies). MaMHCA meets regularly with 3rd party payers to discuss practice policy and issues.  Importantly, MaMHCA has a seat on critical state governmental committees and panels such as the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative Advisory, the Mass Behavioral Health Partnership Advisory Committee, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Advisory, the Task Force on Behavioral Health for Payment Reform, and more.

Opportunities to Connect with Peers

In addition to conferences and committees, MaMHCA offers a variety of other opportunities to be involved and connect with peers, such as workshops, trainings, and board meetings.

  • Help out with the Scholarship Committee.
  • Serve as Graduate Student Liaison.
  • Assist on major event days, such as Job Fair and Annual Conference.
  • and more


Member Marquee

A place for members to post their professional activities and accomplishments.

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