Virginia Counselors Association 2016 Conference
November 12 - November 14, 2020

Need to learn more about VCA? Not sure about which division best represents your professional interest? Need to find the chapter that meets closest to your home or work?  Plan on attending the virtual Chapter & Division Social Hours, Thursday, 6:00-8:00 PM


Apple Valley

Apple Valley was formed in 1969 and consists of Clarke, Frederick, Rappahannock, and Warren counties, and the independent city of Winchester.

Central Valley

Central Valley was formed in 1962 and consists of Augusta, Page, Rockingham, and Shenandoah counties, and the independent cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro.

Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads was one of the first three chapters, formed in 1950 and consists of the independent cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach.


Lynchburg Chapter was formed in 1968 and consists of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell counties, and the independent cities of Bedford and Lynchburg.

New River Valley

New River Valley was formed in 1969 and consists of Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski counties, and the independent city of Radford.

Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia was one of the first three chapters and consists of Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties, and the independent cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church.


Peninsula was formed in 1963 and consists of Essex, Gloucester, James City, King and Queen, Mathews, Middlesex, and York counties, and the independent cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg.

Piedmont Region (formerly Jefferson)

The Piedmont Region Chapter was formed in 1991. The Piedmont Region consists of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange counties, and the independent city of Charlottesville. The counties of Culpepper and Goochland are unaffiliated, and could be incorporated into the Piedmont Region Chapter.

Prince William

The Prince William Chapter was formed in 1991 and consists of Fauquier and Prince William counties, and the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.

Rappahannock - Currently Inactive

Rappahannock was formed in 1972 and consists of Caroline, King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland counties, and the independent city of Fredericksburg. The Rappahannock Chapter is currently recruiting new members and officers. If you would like to help reactivate the Rappahannock Chapter, please contact the Chapter Council Chair, Lakesha Roney,


In 1950, RACA was one of the first of three local chapters formed by the Virginia Counselors Association. It is an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of all of the Richmond Area Counselors who work in a variety of settings and with diverse populations. Virginia's Richmond Area includes: Charles City County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights City, Goochland County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Hopewell City, King William County, New Kent County, Petersburg City, Powhatan County, Prince George County, Richmond City. Our Vision is Equity, unity, and public support for professional counseling in a variety of settings for all people in the Richmond Area. Our Mission is that RACA members in all settings will provide best counseling practices that enhance human development and functioning throughout the life span and promote public confidence in the counseling profession. RACA strives to be an engaging and active organization that effectively responds to local and statewide counseling issues by providing opportunities for professional training and social/networking events. We welcome as members counseling students, school counselors, and community counselors from the Richmond Area to join our chapter and the Virginia Counselors Association (VCA)!


Roanoke was formed in 1962 and consists of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke counties, and the independent cities of Roanoke and Salem.


Southwest Chapter was formed in 1968. Southwest Chapter consists of Bland, Buchanan, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe counties, and the independent cities of Bristol, Fries, Galax, and Norton.

Western Tidewater

Western Tidewater Chapter was formed in 1984 and consists of Isle of Wight, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry, and Sussex counties, and the independent city of Suffolk.



Founded in 2004, Virginia Clinical Counselors Alliance the , a division of the Virginia Counselors Association and of the American Counseling Association. The purpose of the Virginia Clinical Counselors Alliance is to advance the specialization of clinical counseling and to promote public confidence in the profession.


Founded in 1971, the Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (VACES) is the state affiliate of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). VACES is committed to promoting the growth and competence of counselor educators, supervisors, and students through: the endorsement of accreditation process and professional development activities; improvements in the academic and supervisor experience; attention to current and relevant research devoted to counselor education and supervision; adherence to the ethical standards governing counseling, counselor education, and supervision; promotion of regional and national leadership among current and aspiring counselor educators and supervisors; commitment to improve counseling and supervision in all settings of society by promoting social justice and advocacy.


Founded in 1975, the mission of the Virginia Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development mirrors that of the national organization - to promote the understanding of multiculturalism and the impact of cultural differences on the counseling process among members of the counseling profession.


Founded in 2012, the Virginia Alliance for School Counseling (VASC), the newest organization to be housed under Virginia Counselors Association (VCA). VASC is committed to uniting common causes for maximum impact, providing opportunities to further develop in your counseling field, and connecting with counselor colleagues. VASC espouses that we are counselors first who work in a variety of settings. VASC provides a home for school counselors, as well as other counselors who work with children and adolescents across Virginia and advocates for the counseling profession as a whole. VASC welcomes all counselors and understands it takes the collaboration of community resources to provide the best possible services to Virginia’s youth.


Founded in 1976, the Virginia Association for Specialist in Group work successfully supports counselors working in a group setting. They hold an annual conference called Group - A - Rama, which brings together counselors from all over the region.


Virginia Career Development Association strengthens the knowledge and skills of career development professionals, increases the quality of career resources, education and services, and enhances the profession through increased awareness, collaboration, and consultation. VCDA supports individuals to discover and lead meaningful, productive lives through quality education. We recognize that effective career development has a direct and positive impact on quality of life as well as on workforce development, economic growth, and prosperity. Membership in VCDA is open to any individual who has interests in or who has professional responsibility for providing career development services, such as counselors, career specialists, job placement specialists, human resource professionals, career resource managers and other professionals.


Founded in 2015, we here at VA-ALGBTIC are thrilled to support Virginia counselors and continue the missions of the Virginia Counselors Association (VCA), the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), and the American Counseling Association.


Founded in 1990, Virginia’s Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (VA-ASERVIC) is an organization of counselors and human development professionals who believe spiritual, ethical, and religious values are essential to the overall development of the person and are committed to integrating these values into the counseling process. Our Vision. VA-ASERVIC creates an environment that empowers and enables the expression, exploration, development, and research of evolving spiritual, ethical and religious values as they relate to the person, to society, and to the profession of counseling and human development.


Founded in 1993, the Virginia Association for Couples and Family Counseling, supports counselors who specialize in relationship work.



VAAC is a special interest group within VCA, which was founded in 2019. The Virginia Association of Addictions Counselors supports counselors who specialize in the treatment of addictions.

Honored Groups

VCA Foundation

The VCAF is a non-profit, charitable, philanthropic, endowment fund, with the primary purposes of promoting and fostering professional education and development in the field of counseling in Virginia; and acknowledging and supporting individuals engaged in professional pursuits in the counseling field in Virginia. Come by our table and learn about our Grants and meet the Pete Warren Foundation Fellows.