As counselors and therapists, the work we do is important, difficult, and life-changing. To care for our clients—not just in those difficult moments, but day in and day out, and in the larger societal sense—we need each other. That’s where ORCA comes in.
ORCA’s mission is to empower each other, and our clients, to do our best, most healing work. We do that through networking and CE events, by advocating for social justice, and by lobbying for the profession—so you can have more protection and opportunity. If your job is to support the mental health of Oregonians, then ORCA is here to support you.
The organization is volunteer-run and membership driven, which means that our work depends on counselors coming together as members. The benefits of joining ORCA include: