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The Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) is dedicated exclusively to the needs of clinical mental health counselors. Membership in IMHCA is multidisciplinary and open to licensed professional counselors, counselor educators, and counseling students who have an interest in the advancement of the mental health counseling profession.  The Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association is a division of the Idaho Counseling Association (ICA) and a state chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA). 


IMHCA Vision Statement

The Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association, with the consistent standards of education, training, licensing, practice, and ethics, will be the state organization representing: Licensed Mental Health Providers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and other licensed clinical mental health clinicians recognized by the association. This is accomplished through empowering counselors with the knowledge, skills, and resources to promote their success in the profession.


Upcoming Events

We are proud to announce that one of IMHCA's own is the
Idaho Counselor Association's Counselor of the Year!


Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association is beyond pleased to announce that one of our very own has been nominated the Idaho Counselor’s Association Counselor of the Year.

Nichole Jordan is not only an IMHCA member. She has volunteered diligently for years as our Treasurer for the association. We are very lucky to have her guidance, input, and moxie. Our community has greatly benefited from her dedication, expertise, and big heart. 

A few words that described Nichole:  Compassionate, “says it like it is”, amazing heart, responsible, ethical, conscientious, invaluable, deep, helpful, conscientious, dependable, well respected, calm, thoughtful, role model, open hearted, caring, expert, integrity, professional, kind

Thank you, Nichole, for making the world brighter.


2018-2019 IMHCA Board


Welcome from the President

Welcome to the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association’s (IMHCA) website!  As the 2018-2019 IMHCA President I’m excited to be a part of an organization whose focus is on the needs of mental health counselors in Idaho. The IMHCA Board is made up of dedicated and engaged counselors-in-training and professional counselors who work hard to provide useful services to members and to advocate for our profession.

This year IMHCA plans to continue its tradition of:

  • Supporting organizations raising public awareness about mental health needs in Idaho; this year we are supporting SPAN (Northern Idaho) and Out of the Darkness Walks (Pocatello and Meridian) in an effort to combat the serious suicide problem we have in Idaho.
  • Sponsoring a distinguished speaker at the ICA super conference to continue fostering counselor professional development.
  • Mentoring graduate students and actively nurturing the development of their professional counselor identity.
  • Running a scholarship contest for counseling graduate students (with two $500 prizes!).
  • Providing multiple relevant and high quality ethics trainings.

 In addition, IMHCA is working to expand its services to members by:

  • Increasing our social media presence on more platforms to facilitate member access to information.
  • Organizing peer consultation groups (I’m particularly excited about this one!).
  • Providing summaries of IBOL's board decisions that impact our members.

Whether you’re a graduate student or a professional, if you are curious about the board, and/or are considering becoming involved, I welcome you to attend a board meeting to check us out.  We usually meet the 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30a.  Please RSVP to Cassidi Klimek if you are interested in attending so she can confirm the meeting date and location for you.

Your feedback is invaluable as IMHCA strives to meet the needs of its members.  Please contact me with any suggestions you have as to how we can do that best.  I can be reached at abhines@q.com

Looking forward to a great year,

~Beverly Hines, LPC


The Mission of the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association is to enhance the profession of clinical mental health counseling through the promotion of licensing, advocacy, education, and professional development.

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