Mission & Vision Statement

As ambassadors of health and wholeness, the South Carolina Counseling Association’s mission is to promote the professional development of counselors, advocate for the profession, and ensure ethical and
culturally-inclusive practices that protect those using counseling services.

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About Us

Leadership. Advocacy. Education

Unified in profession, purpose, and process, South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA) is the only state chartered organization of the American Counseling Association (ACA) committed to providing leadership, advocacy, and education that promotes the growth and development of all professional counselors and those whom we serve in the great State of South Carolina.
Any person whose primary responsibilities or interests are in the area of human development is eligible for membership.
The South Carolina Counseling Association is an educational and charitable organization which has established itself as a leader in serving the diversity of helping professions that exist in South Carolina.

SCCA is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. This organization monitors legislation of interest to its members as a service and disseminates related information, but it does not participate in any political campaigns.


SCCA, which supports a membership of over 1000 counselors, is a proud state branch of the AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION (ACA). Included in the state's organization are 4 chartered divisions and 3 active interest groups, all of which have direct affiliation with corresponding national divisions of ACA. In addition, there are state chapters: Coastal (Horry); Tri-County (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester); and an Anderson Interest Group. There is also a student interest group for full-time graduate students.

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Strategic Initiatives

1. Professional development

  • Expanding continuing education to online platforms, live annual and regional training events

  • Utilizing regional partners and membership expertise to expand the knowledge and experience of the association and its members

2. Advocacy for the profession

  • Increasing our influence over public policy decisions by expanding the roles of the public policy committee and generating a path for a mental health-focused lobbyist

  • Networking with other counseling associations within the region/state to increase influence on policies affecting the counseling profession

  • Promoting counselor membership by creating online platforms, annual and regional conferences, and networking opportunities

3. Ethical and culturally sensitive practices

  • Creating a platform to update members and adhere to changes in legislation related to ethics to increase counselor competency

  • Supporting diverse practices within the region by promoting educational experiences that teach counselors about the diverse populations within South Carolina​

2022-2023 SCCA Board of Directors & Elected Officers

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Chandler Cox

President

Anderson, SC

Dr. Guy Ilagan

President Elect

Charleston, SC

Dr. Yvette 'Roxi' Tolbert

Past - President

Dr. Katherine DeWitt

Treasurer

Columbia, SC

Dr. Aubrey Sejuit

Secretary

Lexington, SC

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Committee Chairs

​Ethics

Ms. Camilla Bravo

Conference

Dr. Jennifer Jordan

Membership

Ms. Kasey Ennis

Advocacy

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Dr. Jennifer Jordan

Executive Director

(Ex-Officio)

Fort Mill, SC

Dr. Nikki Vasilas

Parlimentarian

(Ex-Officio)

North & South Carolina

Dr. Guy Ilagan

Board Member

Charleston, SC

Madison Farrell

Board Member

Summerville, SC

Dominique Roberts

Board Member

Hickory, NC

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Kasey Ennis

Board Member

Indian Land, SC

Stephanie McMillan

Board Member

Columbia, SC

Kiersten Warfield

Board Member

Charlotte, NC

Committee Chairs

​Budget/Finance

Dr. Katherine DeWitt

Awards

Dr. Aubrey Sejuit

Ms. Amanda Budd

Technology/Publicity

Ms. Kiersten Warfield

 

Executive Board Meeting Dates & Minutes for 2022

February 17th, 2022 - 4:30pm

April 30th, 2022 - 10:30am

June 25th, 2022 - 10:30am

September 24th, 2022 - 10:30am

Annual Business Meeting Minutes

February 19th, 2022 - 8:00am