About Us

The Professional Counselor (TPC) is the official, peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic journal of the National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates, Inc. (NBCC) dedicated to research and commentary on empirical, theoretical and innovative topics in the field of professional counseling and related areas. This is not your average, run-of-the-mill journal; our goal was to create an exciting new resource for the counseling profession that is different from other resources.

TPC publishes original manuscripts relating to: mental and behavioral health counseling; school counseling; career counseling; couples, marriage, and family counseling; counseling supervision; theory development; professional counseling issues; international counseling issues; program applications; and integrative reviews of counseling and related fields.

The intended audiences for TPC include National Certified Counselors, counselor educators, mental health practitioners, graduate students, researchers, supervisors, and the general public.