North Atlantic Region

The North Atlantic Region, a region of the American Counseling Association, represents professional counselors who live and practice in the north atlantic part of the US, as well as the District of Columbia, Europe, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

There are 10 states in the North Atlantic Region: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. ACA members who reside in any of these jurisdictions and belong to the ACA automatically belong to the ACA North Atlantic Region.

2014-2015 Leadership

North Atlantic Region Chair
John Yasenchak
yasenchakj@Husson.edu

North Atlantic Region Chair-Elect
Karla Troesser
ktroesser@hotmail.com

North Atlantic Region Past Chair
Summer M. Reiner
sreiner@brockport.edu

Governing Council Representative
Terry Mitchell
tmitchell@breweredu.org 

 

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ACA in the News: VA Ignored Requests

by Amber McLaughlin | Jun 12, 2014
Art Terrazas, ACA’s director of government affairs, recently spoke with The Daily Caller about the VA crisis.
Once again, he addressed the need for the Department of Veterans Affairs to hire more mental health counselors to reduce wait times. He also spoke about ACA’s efforts to accomplish this goal and being ignored by the VA for years. A recent audit of VA hospitals across the country found that nearly 60,000 former troops are waiting months to see a clinician. Some of these vets are dying while they are waiting. “We can’t get a reason from VA about why they’re not utilizing us,” Terrazas said. “It’s about 18 to 22 veterans we lose a day to suicide. How many of those veterans are waiting for care?”

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