Oakland Counseling Association

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The Oakland Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession.

The mission of the Oakland Counseling Association is to enhance the quality of life in Oakland County 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.

Oakland Counseling Association Purpose

1. To promote and advance the interest of counseling, guidance, and personnel services in Oakland County.

2. To provide an organization through which those engaged in counseling, guidance, and personnel services can exchange ideas, seek solutions to common problems, and to stimulate their professional growth.

3. To maintain and improve professional standards in the field of counseling and Guidance.

4. To conduct activities designed to promote the professional growth of those who provide counseling, guidance, and personnel services.


To promote and encourage research in counseling, guidance, and personnel work.

Every Spring OCA hosts a celebration and tribute to Oakland County ’s finest Counselors, as voted on by their peers. 
This year's recognition ceremony honored the following professional who has made a positive impact on his school, agency, students and staff.

2019 Terry Hood Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 

Bill Adams
Troy Athens High School

Bill was nominated by Jackie Cheyne

Thank you to those who took the time to nominate a worthy colleague.  

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