"The Wyoming Counseling Association's mission is the enhancement of human development throughout the life span and the promotion of the counseling profession."
The Wyoming Counseling Association (WCA) is a nonprofit, professional organization with the purpose of advocating for the counseling profession and supporting counselors across the state in their work and continuing education. WCA started out as the Wyoming Personnel and Guidance Association in 1954, under the direction of Dr. Lyle L. Miller. At that time, Dr. Miller was head of the Department of Guidance and Counseling at the University of Wyoming. Counselors from many areas of expertise now come together for the purpose of collaborating about current research, trends, policies and programs within the counseling profession. WCA membership includes counselors in private practice, addiction specialists, play therapists, school counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, community mental health therapists, and those in student affairs and college counseling. Being aware of current systems of care across Wyoming aids counselors in working together cooperatively, and enhancing the quality of service provided to clients. WCA is a branch of the American Counseling Association, and the Wyoming School Counseling Association is a branch of WCA.