indiana counseling association


The Indiana Counseling Association is committed to enhancing the counseling profession and the professional counselors who serve others. The Indiana Counseling Association is dedicated to advocating the counseling profession and empowering individuals, families, and communities, including providing ethical, diverse, and culturally-sensitive practices and appropriate treatment.


The Indiana Counseling Association was founded in December 1960 by the initiative of a Faculty Member of Notre Dame University. Its name, at the time, was related to "personnel & human resources." However, seven years later (in February 1967) ICA was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in Indiana and in 1970 it was granted the tax-exempt status (501, c, 3 status) by the Internal Revenue Service.

ICA’s overall operations and affairs are governed by the Board of Directors and various Standing Committees, an all-volunteer team of counselors from throughout the state. We'd love to have you. Why not volunteer to lend your talent, your knowledge, your invaluable experience, and your enthusiasm?

It won’t interfere

The Association is fully aware that you have a “day job,” so you will not be asked to sacrifice your attention to your daily work. As current and past volunteers will tell you, when lots of people each do a little, no one has to do a lot.

You could:

  • Serve on the Board
  • Serve on a Committee
  • Make a presentation for a webinar or at the annual conference
  • Recruit your colleagues to join

Apply to be on the Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 Year: ICA Board of Directors Nomination Form 

See our Bylaws here: ICA_Bylaws_Final_1_.pdf 

2021 ICA Bylaws Final Revision (4).pdf (Currently being reviewed by ACA Bylaws Committee)

Dissertation Research Study Requests: Submit a Dissertation Research Study Request

2021-2022 Board of Directors 



Michael Trexler, Ph.D., LMHC (IN), LPC (VA), NCC, CCMHC, ACS



Immediate Past President

Carissa Lopez-Bockus, M.S.Ed., LMHC


Emeline Eckart, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH


Anthony McCrovitz, Ph.D., LMHC, HSPP

Executive Director

Kaitlin Knapp, M.A., ATR-BC, LMHC


Paul Backer, CPA


Legislative Committee Chair

Angelica Arreola, M.A., LCPC (IL), LMHC (IN)

Membership Committee Chair


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair

Dynetta Clark, M.A., LMHC (IN), LPC (MI), NCC, ACS 


Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA) Representative

Jennifer Money-Brady, Ed.D., NCC, DCC 

Counselor Education & Supervision (ICES) Representative


Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) Representative

Matthias Beier, Ph.D., M.Div., LMHC, LP, DCMHS


IndiATA (Art Therapy) Representative 

Kaitlin Knapp, M.A., ATR-BC, LMHC

Student Representative

Ariana Gleckman, B.A., Ball State University

LMHC Representative

Jama Davis, Ph.D., LMHC (IN), LCMHC (NC), NCC, ACS

LMFT Representative

Robert Atchison, Ph.D., LMFT, NCC

LCAC Representative

Dale V. Wayman, Ph.D., LCAC, LMHC, ACS

LCSW Representative


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The Indiana Counseling Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

Mailing Address:

14804 Deerwood Dr

Carmel, IN 46033

Phone: 317-763-0764

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