All memberships run from June 1 - May 31 of the next year. Membership dues will not be due for renewal until June 2021.


"Embracing the Past, Present and Future as One"



















Charter Memberships

Charter Memberships are available for the 1st 100 people for:

Charter Memberships- $700 (includes 1st year -regular membership). 

Being part of history as one of the original NABC members.

Opportunities for leadership and to hold offices at the inception.

National Exposure.

Recognition at the first annual conference, and commemorative conference book. 

Ability to meet and exchange ideas with board members. 

Networking with others in NABC leadership and affiliates.


Faye Barner

Faye Barner, Executive Director of Counselor Education and Supervision, and Co-Founder of the National Association of Black Counselors, is a licensed professional counselor, licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner, and certified sex offender treatment provider. Dr. Barner has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years. She is also a professor in Counselor Education and Supervision. She serves as a role model, mentor and clinical supervisor to a host of students. Her specialty areas include working with children and adolescents. Dr. Barner received her Doctor of Philosophy from Regent University in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Tamara Ferebee, Executive Director of Human Services Administration, and Co-Founder of the National Association of Black Counselors, is a licensed professional counselor who has been practicing for over 20 years. She dedicates herself fully to counseling and causes that make a difference in the lives of the people she works with. She has served in a variety of settings, and particularly enjoys working with families, couples, multicultural populations, women, and faith-based organizations. She has worked as an advocate to address suicide, trauma and grief. Besides counseling, her passions are teaching, training, mentoring and consulting. She  also serves as a clinical supervisor and mentor to many. Tamara is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Human Services Administration at NOVA Southeastern University and is currently a doctoral candidate.

Tamara Ferebee

When asked why they formed NABC, Mrs. Ferebee and Dr. Barner stated, “We are honored to establish an organization that promotes and supports the well-being and the hard, tireless work of Black counselors. Having spent so many years in the trenches, it is a pleasure to be able to develop an organization that recognizes and advocates for African-American Counselors and their work.”