Counseling Today

COVID-19 update and resources

March 16, 2020

The American Counseling Association is working to keep its members and the public informed as the new coronavirus, COVID-19, becomes an increasing reality and issue of concern across the United States. Updates will be posted at the ACA website,


Relevant resources and information:

  • If you are overwhelmed or in crisis, the Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24-7 support. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.


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