Our Mission

The Professional Counselor (TPC) is the official journal of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC), dedicated to publishing original and innovative peer-reviewed research and scholarship in an electronic, open-access format to inform counselors and members of related helping professions.

Our Vision

Our vision is to equip professional counselors for the greatest impact on the communities they serve by bridging research with practice, thereby helping to distinguish counseling as an established resource to anyone in need.

Our Values

TPC is committed to the timely dissemination of peer-reviewed, relevant, and wide-ranging research and scholarship meant to empower counselors, students, and other mental health professionals to serve diverse clients and communities with confidence and competence. The journal’s open-access, electronic format and dedication to providing credible scholarship across all resource levels enable scholars and practitioners to continually improve their practice and expand their knowledge for the benefit of both clients and the counseling profession.