Welcome to the Wyoming Counseling Association
Who We Are
The Wyoming Counseling Association (WCA) is a nonprofit, professional organization with the purpose of advocating for the counseling profession and supporting counselors across the state in their work and continuing education. WCA started out as the Wyoming Personnel and Guidance Association in 1954, under the direction of Dr. Lyle L. Miller. At that time, Dr. Miller was head of the Department of Guidance and Counseling at the University of Wyoming. Counselors from many areas of expertise now come together for the purpose of collaborating about current research, trends, policies and programs within the counseling profession. WCA membership includes counselors in private practice, addiction specialists, play therapists, school counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, community mental health therapists, and those in student affairs and college counseling. Being aware of current systems of care across Wyoming aids counselors in working together cooperatively, and enhancing the quality of service provided to clients. WCA is a branch of the American Counseling Association, and the Wyoming School Counseling Association is a branch of WCA.
The officers of the Wyoming Counseling Association are the foundational elements that hold our organization together and make us constantly strive to reach higher heights.
The WCA seeks to acknowledge those who have made outstanding contributions to their communities. If you have someone in mind please nominate them.
WCA hosts an annual conference every fall that provides high-quality speakers from across Wyoming and the United States. Our training opportunities meet qualifications for continuing education for the state of Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board and the National Board for Certified Counselors.