LCA Structure

Our Roots

The Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA), chartered in 1968, is a state branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA). LCA encompasses a broad spectrum of groups in the field of professional counseling and provides an opportunity for sharing and professional growth. There are ten divisions and one affiliate that are a part of LCA. The Louisiana Counseling Association represents LPCs, LMFTs, school counselors, college counselors, college educators, substance abuse counselors, career counselors, multicultural counselors, and religious counselors.

LCA Strategic Plan

The mission of the Louisiana Counseling Association is to enrich the life processes and to advance the profession of counseling.


  • Organize, Administration and Management:  To provide structure to fulfill the mission.
  • Personal and Professional Development:  To promote the development of the counseling profession.
  • Professionalism:  To promote and advocate for the professionalism of counseling.
  • Public Policy and Legislation:  To promote and support public policy and legislation which enhances the counseling profession.
  • Research and Knowledge:  To promote the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge in counseling.

LCA is governed by Bylaws which have been approved by the membership of the association.  To view the current LCA bylaws, click here.

Strategic Directions & Specific Strategies

LCA is a vibrant, dynamic organization continually planning for our future successes. One way the goals and objectives of the association remain focused is to update our strategic plans.To view the current LCA Strategic Plan, click here.

LCA Structure

LCA is composed of an Administrative Council and an Executive Board that work together to make the association more effective.  


The LCA headquarters office is located at 353 Leo Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana 71105. The office is opened from 10:00-4:00 p.m.  You may also contact us at 318 861-0657. You may also  email at   


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