The more than 665,500 professional counselors in the United States can be found in a variety of institutions, agencies, schools, organizations, private practice, personal and health care delivery systems and other settings. These professionals work with diverse groups of people across the life span, from childhood through the senior years.

This year’s theme—The Future is… Self-Care, Advocacy and Inclusion #BurnBrightNotOut—is focused on some of the avenues that will help ensure a brighter future for counselors, their clients and the counseling profession.