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WHO
WE ARE

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling in Illinois is to enhance the quality of life for children and adolescents by promoting the development of professional counselors in this area, advancing the counseling profession by promoting training specific to the needs of children and adolescents, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect and understanding of child and adolescent mental health issues.

The vision of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling in Illinois is to provide opportunities for Child and Adolescent Counselors to learn about mental health, network with one another, and contribute through their work and volunteer efforts to the mental wellness of children and adolescents in Illinois.

BOARD 
MEMBERS
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Samantha Rivera

LPC, NCC

President 2024-2026

D211 School Counselor and Therapist at Advocacy & Education Consulting

Christine Vinci

LCPC

Newsletter Committee Chair &  Secretary 2023-25

Therapist at Geode Health

Greta Nielsen

LCPC, NCC

Past President 2024-26

Co-Owner and Psychotherapist at Illunminate Therapy & Wellness

Melissa Paluck

LCPC

Treasurer 2023-25

Therapist at Dynamic Direction Counseling

Heather Olsson-Cody

LCPC 

Leadership Team 2023-24

Clinical Director at Ellie Mental Health

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