Message from the President

 

Welcome to the Colorado Counseling Association. I have lived in Colorado since 1994, and feel honored to represent our profession and our state in this new role. I received my Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Memphis, and later went on to received my EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the same University. I have provided clinical services at all levels of care but specialize in the eating disorder population and first responder population.

Looking ahead at this upcoming year, my goal is for us to focus on the mental health crisis in our state. The CCA leadership team will continue to work for our profession at the legislative level by advocating for ourselves and our clients. Currently we are working with Responder Strong to find more ways in advocate for first responders and create more community awareness of the rising mental health concerns. We also will be focusing on suicide prevention and at-risk youth.

Most years we have to individually connect with the American Counseling Association, but this year, we have the ACA coming to you. Our Keynote speaker at the fall conference is our ACA President, Dr. Heather Trepal. I hope this conference allows you to feel more connected to the profession at the state and national level.

Thank you for joining the Colorado Counseling Association and for partnering with our strong team this upcoming ear. Thank you for providing invaluable services to our community during a time in which mental health concerns are on the rise. I am excited to represent us and look forward to connecting more at our upcoming conferences!

Rebecca E Taylor, EdD, LPC, CEDS
President- Colorado Counseling Association