Our Mission

Who We Are, What We Do, And Why We Do It

Our mission is to advocate for the voice, equity, and inclusion of LGBTGEQIAP+ persons within the counseling profession and beyond and to promote the professional development of counselors and related professionals to ensure that all LGBTGEQIAP+ individuals receive ethical, culturally-inclusive, liberating services that attend to all aspects of their intersectional identities.

Our Vision

The World We Wish to See:

A world where LGBTGEQIAP+ people are respected, celebrated, and experience belonging.

Our Vision

Our Practice:

In 2020, our Strategic Plan Committee and our Board created a practice for ensuring we live up to our values, our mission, and our vision. It is called GROWTH.

  • Generation of a Culture of Authenticity, Belonging, Communication, & Divergence
  • Reflect, Listen, & Acknowledge
  • Owning our and Others' Known and Unknown Biases, Privileges, and Scars
  • We Recognize and Embody Our Role by Looking to Our Mission, Values, & Vision
  • Thoughtfully & Responsively Communicate with Our Members and the Communities We Serve
  • Honor & Invite Further Engagement

We use this practice continually in our decision-making, as well as when we invite and receive critical feedback. © SAIGE (2020)