LPCNM's origins begin with the Grand Traverse Area Counselors Association, a group of Northern Michigan counselors who saw the need for networking and support within the profession at the local level.
In 2010, GTACA morphed into LPCNM, but the mission remained the same: to create an organization that fosters strong counseling practices through collaboration, consultation, networking, reports of legislation pertinent to counseling, connection to community resources, ongoing communication with MCA/ACA and MMHCA, mentorship of new counselors, and referrals.
As a profession, we continue to grow and shift within an ever-changing landscape. From the 2019 legislative scare in Michigan to the professional isolation of the COVID-19 crisis to the ongoing elevated needs of clients in our rural communities and schools, one thing continues to be clear: we need each other.
Because of this, we want to grow our membership across the Northern Michigan region. We want to help counselors make connections with each other online and in person. And we want our fellow professionals to know that they are needed, valued, and most certainly not alone.
By tapping into our greatest resource--each other--it is our hope that LPCNM members can find greater strength, connection, and joy through their work within the counseling field.
MEET THE LPCNM EXECUTIVE BOARD
KRISTI SPENCER-NEMEC, MA, LPC
DEANNA COUTURE, MA, LPC-S, NCC, RPT
NAOMI SPONABLE, MA, LPC, NCC
ALLISON WILSON, MS, LPC
EARLENE BLEVINS, MA, LPC
AMIE OLLIS, MA, LPC, NCC
LINDA RINGLEKA, MA, LLP, LPC
KRISTEN VANDERKOLK, M.ED., LPC, NCC