"The American Counseling Association is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. The mission of the American Counseling Association is to enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity."
"Ohio Counseling Association is the professional organization representing all licensed counselors, and those in graduate training to be counselors, in Ohio. In addition, OCA is a branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and it has eight divisions and seven chapters."
NIMH: THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF MENTAL HEALTH'S "mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. It is an offshoot of the NIH (National Institutes of Health) a U.S. government agency."