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Welcome to the Maryland Counseling Association

A Branch of the American Counseling Association

To all students, staff, educators, alumni and persons affected by the recent closing of Argosy University:

Our heart is heavy with the unforeseen closing of your educational institution.  It can be difficult to cope with the myriad of feelings resulting from the loss your program and community in addition to necessitating a new career path.

Echoing the support of Argosy students and staff by the organizations of ACA, ACES, NBCC and CACREP below please find links to information on adjusting student loans and transfer of CACREP programs:



MCA is your community of counselor colleagues and we are here to support you. If you need additional assistance please reach out to and we will connect you with our counselor educator volunteers as another resource for you.


Catherine Eaton LCPC-S, GCDF, NCC

President, Maryland Counseling Association

Pastoral Counselor and Psychotherapist

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor

Global Career Development Facilitator

National Board-Certified Counselor, Maryland License #LC5355

In Search of New Board Members

Current Opportunities:

Please contact Karol Taylor (PPresident@MDCounseling.orgfor more information on Nominations for 2019-2020 candidates:

  • President-Elect
  • Treasurer-Elect
  • Secretary-Elect

Additional Opportunities:

  • Executive Director
  • Member at Large
  • Conference Planning Chair
  • Archives Chair
Or Join a Committee:
  • Advocacy
  • Awards
  • Archives
  • By-Laws
  • Conference Planning
  • Credentialing
  • Membership
  • Registrar

Contact Cathie Eaton, ( for more details on time commitments and benefits.

Advocacy Day 2019

MCA President Cathie Eaton and Del. Jim Gilchrist

President-Elect Dr. Ajita Robinson, Advocacy Chair Ms. Janice Toothman, and President Cathie Eaton

MCA's mission is to promote public confidence, and trust in the counseling profession and to influence policies that affect professional counselors and the welfare of the diverse clients they serve. MCA supports professional counselors and counselors-in-training through a variety of professional development opportunities and support services.

Past President Thelma Daley accepts award from current President Karol Taylor. 

All Past Presidents who attended the conference received 60th Anniversary awards.

Emerging Leaders Program

Upcoming Events

Maryland Counseling Association
P.O. Box 2515
Germantown, MD 20875
Phone: 410-931-5010 Fax: 410-931-5013

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