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President's Welcome

Unity in Community

Hello and welcome to the South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA)! Whether you’re a prospective member, a new member, or an old friend returning for new updates, we’re happy you found us!

The SCCA is a state-chartered branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and home to over 400 counseling professionals in South Carolina. Our theme for 2022-2023 is “Unity in Community” – SC is made up of many diverse and multi-faceted communities of which counselors play an important part. This year we want to unify SC counseling professionals in three key areas: 1)leadership, 2) advocacy, and 3) education.

The boundaries of the counseling profession are no longer relegated to “the couch,” our profession is quickly growing and expanding beyond traditional therapy, and we must keep up! Counselors can become leaders in their work spaces, in their communities, in their state government and beyond. The SCCA is committed to nurturing leadership opportunities locally and nationally through our partnership with ACA (

Part of this profession-wide expansion is the re-introduction of advocacy to our roles as counselors. Through traditional counseling we touch the lives of our clients and their loved ones, but through advocacy efforts we can change the lives of thousands! The SCCA is committed to advocating for both SC counselors and the clients we serve through legislation and public policy changes.

Lastly, we are eager to foster unity and community in our continuing education efforts. The SCCA has offered more CEs than ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and we are expanding those offerings this year! We are very proud of the diversity in content that we have been able to offer thanks to our members sharing knowledge and professional wisdom. The SCCA is committed to expanding our CE offerings and supporting SC counselors in their professional development.

We are grateful to each of you who have aided in our development as an association, and we are excited about what’s to come. We hope that you’ll find the information you’re seeking here; if you do not, please feel free to contact us at so that we may be of assistance. The SCCA is committed to serving the counseling professionals of SC, and we are happy to help with your professional needs!

Yours In Service,

Chandler Cox M.Ed., LPC, NCC

SCCA President 2022 – 2023

SCCA Membership Benefits:

  • Expanding your social and professional network)

  • Offering professional development and continuing education credits conveniently on-line, across the state, and at our annual conference

  • Linking you through our Palmetto Counselor Newsletter, our Speakers Bureau, Career Opportunities, Leadership Opportunities, Directories – Find-a-Counselor, Find-a-Supervisor, Find-an-Internship Site, Spotlight on Counselors and MORE

  • Increasing visibility and unification of the counseling profession through advocacy, education, and professional development and enhancing your professional identity through membership in your passion or work setting divisions

  • Lobbying efforts through the support of SCCA and ACA to advocate and support your professional role

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is the SCCA involved in the licensure process?
No, we are not involved with the licensure or complaint process. If you have questions regarding licensure or filing a formal complaint, you can contact the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (SC LLR) at If you have specific questions regarding your own licensure, the board can also be reached via email ( or telephone (803 896 4658).

Can the SCCA give me ethical or legal advice?

The SCCA adheres to the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics, which can be read in full here: ACA members can access Ethics Consultation Services either online or by calling (800) 347-6647 ext. 321. This is not a hotline, calls are prioritized and it may take up to three business days to get a response. Legal resources can also be obtained through the ACA here:

How do I get involved in SCCA leadership?
Nominations are elicited once a year to occupy SCCA leadership positions. SCCA members vote on these nominations and results are announced at our annual conference. More information on nominations and elections can be found at

Can the SCCA connect me with a practicum or internship site?
The SCCA does not connect students with practicum or internship sites. Our organization does provide the benefit of networking via CE events and regional conferences, but we do not provide these specific connections. Job listings or internship opportunities are sent to members via our email listserv as they become available. If you are a graduate student seeking practicum or internship placement, you should start by contacting your Field Placement Coordinator or Academic Advisor in your counseling program.

How can I give feedback to SCCA leadership?
Feedback from SCCA members is always welcome! Feedback can be sent via email to or through the “Contact Us” portal at

Geraldine Brantley

Geraldine was born on January 17, 1958 and passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019. Visitation will be held 5-6 pm, Sunday, September 9, 2019, John Eli Memorial Chapel of Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 11:00 am Monday, September 9th, Sandhill Baptist Church, 125 Hill Street, Garnett, SC with burial in the Sandhill Baptist Church Cemetery. Funeral Service at the Sandhill Baptist Church (Sandhill Baptist Church Cemetery) at 11:00 AM on September 9, 2019. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you make a donation to Sandhill Baptist Church in memory of Geraldine Brantley.
Geraldine was a well respected counselor in South Carolina. She was an Licensed Professional Counselor, an LPC Supervisor, and a National Certified Counselor. She was very involved in her field and served for many years at the executive level with the SC Counseling Association and will be missed by all.





South Carolina Drug Card

South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2041. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SCCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. CONTACT INFORMATION: SCCA-146A Withers, Rock Hill, SC 29733, 803-323-2456,

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