What is ACA of Georgia?

ACA of Georgia is a not-for-profit grassroots organization that represents professional counselors and counseling students, of all specialty areas, who live or work in the state of Georgia. As a branch of the American Counseling Association, we extend the efforts of growing and enhancing the counseling profession at the state level. Click on the links to the left to learn more about our organization, our events, our leaders, and how YOU can get connected!

ACA of Georgia board members are elected by ACA of Georgia members for one- and two-year terms. Typically, future board members express interest in serving through member surveys, at events, and through discussions with current board members. We always encourage and appreciate member input during nominations and elections. Eligible members are encouraged to take on leadership and leadership-elect positions and are supported in their leadership development.

What does ACA of Georgia do?

As a branch of the American Counseling Association, the ACA of Georgia mission echoes that of the American Counseling Association: "to enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity."

We support our mission through the following activities:

  • Providing free regional networking events for our members at least four times each year.
  • Providing free Continuing Education (CE) opportunities for our members at least four times each year.
  • Organizing grassroots legislative action projects advocating for the counseling profession.
  • Organizing events and developing public service announcements to increase public awareness of the counseling profession. 

How can ACA of Georgia benefit me? 

Members of ACA receive the benefits of ACA of Georgia for free! If you reside in Georgia and are a member of ACA, you are automatically an ACA of Georgia member and pay no additional dues. As an ACA of Georgia member, you have access to free, interesting, and unique events; CEs; networking opportunities; and assistance with learning about advocacy and helping to move the profession forward. In addition, ACA of Georgia offers members a wide range of leadership opportunities.