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In Distress?

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones and best practices for professionals. 

Call +1.800.273.8255 (TALK),
or follow this link 
to live chat.


Thanks to AAPC’s Institutional Members

AAPC would like to offer a special thanks to our institutional members for their leadership in advancing the profession and practice of pastoral care. For information about the benefits of becoming an institutional member contact AAPC today at: 

To help further the pastoral counseling profession and assist the community, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors provides lists of:

 You can also search for a pastoral counselor near you, with AAPC's Find a Counselor tool.


Looking for Professional Development?

Don’t forget to check out your AAPC Region to find out about educational and networking opportunities near you.


Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces, the e-journal of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors endeavors to include a variety of theological and human science perspectives as well as quantitative and qualitative research in addressing issues and topics relating to pastoral counseling. 
Download the latest issue here.


Mental Health Professional Licensing

Licensing requirements for mental health professionals vary greatly by jurisdiction. AAPC recommends you get in touch with the appropriate state, provincial or local authority for where you live. If you would like further assistance, please contact your AAPC Region.