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:
If you are already an ORCA member and would like to join the ORCA division OACES, please click here.
If you are already an ORCA member and would like to join the ORCA division ORSAIGE, formerly OALGBTIC, please click here.
If you would like to join the ORCA division OAMCD, please see the image and link at the bottom of the page or click here.
Membership cancellation received within 30 days of membership may be eligible for a full refund minus a $15 service fee.
To join OACES (the Oregon Association of Counselor Education and Supervision), a division of ORCA, , please click here.