Message from the executive director
In 2021, RCCs rose to the challenge
“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.”
– H.E. Luccock
“The pandemic has re-emphasized the importance of mental health and some of the stigma of seeking help has been reduced. This has resulted in an increased demand for mental health services. The demand for mental health services continues to outpace supply with the impacts falling not only on those who cannot afford private care, but even on those who can afford to pay privately or through their workplace benefits plan.
The BCACC is extremely proud of the fact that its members, Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCCs), have contributed greatly to the mental health of more than 149,000 British Columbians in 2021. With 5600+ RCCs geographically dispersed across the province and offering relatively more affordable mental health services, members of the public have been able to maximize their number of sessions and experience lesser wait times. The RCC designation is demanded by more and more institutions and the use of RCCs at one particular crown corporation has increased by more than 50%. “