Smoky Mountain Counseling Association (SMCA)

Smoky Mountain Counseling Association serves the following counties: 

Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Union


SMCA's Annual One-Day Conference - 4/13/24

The annual conference is back!  We are so excited to bring you the opportunity to INVIGORATE your personal and professional life as well as our area's commitment to mental health.  

To register:

To submit a proposal:

To submit a masters student proposal:

To get information on being an exhibitor or a sponsor:





Welcome to the Smoky Mountain Counseling Association website!

Smoky Mountain Counseling Association is a regional chapter of the state organization, Tennessee Counseling Association. As a chapter of TCA, SMCA works to support both the mission and purpose of TCA by meeting throughout the year to provide professional development opportunities for School Counselors, Mental Health Counselors, Rehabilitation Counselors, Social Workers, Counselor Supervisors, graduate students, and anyone interested in counseling and the profession as a whole.

Our meetings include a time to network, meet other counselors from the area, have dinner, and a one-hour professional development opportunity. The professional development part of our meeting will always have a guest speaker who will speak on a relevant topic and its relation to counseling.

Our goals for this year are:

  • Be intentional about increasing membership
  • Establish new ways to address the needs of our current mental health members
  • Determine new ways to invest and reach out to members of our community
  • Identify ways to use technology and social media to broaden our scope of reach and influence

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Our Mission:

The mission of the Smoky Mountain Counseling Association is to enhance the quality of life in Tennessee and 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.

Our Purpose

The purposes of SMCA:

a) To unite in one organization all persons engaged or interested in any phase of counseling and developmental work in East Tennessee, including the counties of Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union.

b) To maintain and improve professional standards in fields of counseling and development.

c) To encourage the development of counseling and development activities in the East Tennessee area.

d) To serve as an agency for information about counseling and development programs in the East Tennessee area and in the State of Tennessee.

e) To disseminate information and focus public attention on legislation affecting the counseling and development profession in the East Tennessee area and the State of Tennessee.

g) To publish a newsletter to inform the membership, to foster cohesiveness, and to further the goals and objectives of the organization.



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If you want to RSVP to a meeting or join our email list, please email [email protected].