Welcome to Concerned Counselors. We are a growing coalition of licensed mental health counselors and counselor educators concerned about the impact of new federal and state regulations that seek to restrict the practice of mental health counseling to graduates of CACREP (Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) Accredited Programs. These regulations impact counselors alreadly appropriately licensed by their states, with many years of clinical experience. The sad byproduct is that these regulations will reduce access to care and market choice in the selection of a mental health provider for many Americans, at a time when the Affordable Care Act is insuring more people in need of services and when our veterans are desperately in need of easy access to mental health services.
Please visit the button bar links above for an overview of our concerns and solutions. This website is not yet pretty. Please take a bit of time to wade through text and especially the documents library to get a sense of what is going on.