GAPP - Government Affairs and Public Policy

The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team advocates for ACA members and the counseling profession on a range of issues, including Medicare reimbursement, portability, and school counseling funding.

Adding your voice makes our message stronger. Join us by contacting your representatives on issues that matter to you using our Action Center resources.

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ACA Responds to Senate Finance Request for Information

by Guila Todd | Dec 03, 2021

The American Counseling Association (ACA) submitted a response to the Senate Finance Committee’s request for policy proposals to improve access to mental health and substance use disorder services. The response was addressed to Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and Senator Mike Crapo, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee. We emphasized the importance of the Mental Health Access Improvement Act (S.828/H.R. 432) and the critical need to extend telebehavioral health services beyond the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The American Counseling Association applauds the Senate Finance Committee’s bipartisan commitment to addressing the urgent behavioral health care needs of all Americans, including seniors and people with disabilities, through an evidence-based approach.

Want to get involved in ACA’s advocacy efforts? Contact the ACA Government Affairs and Public Policy team at



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