Established on April 9th of 2016, the Military and Government Counseling Association of North Carolina exists as a conduit between mental health professionals and military and government service members and their families. The military and government cultures are unique and come with equally unique needs and issues.

           The MGCA-NC will host a discussion panel of Military Service members and their Family at the 2017 North Carolina Counseling Association Annual Conference.

“Serving The Most Deserving”

Q&A forum on counseling members of the military and government:

Breaking down the barriers to Mental Health

Presented by Jane McNeill, MCGA-NC President and Faculty Director Seth Hayden



Jane McNeill is the President and co-founder of the Military and Government Counseling Association of North Carolina. She recently graduated from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke with her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a member of the ACA, MGCA, NCCA, and CSI. She is interested in working with Military Service Members and their Families and planning to become a Military and Family Life Counselor.

Dr. Seth Hayden is one of MGCA-NC’s Faculty Directors and an assistant professor of counseling at Wake Forest University. He has provided counseling in community agencies, secondary school, and university settings. Dr. Hayden is an LPC in North Carolina and Virginia, a national certified counselor, a certified clinical mental health counselor, and an approved clinical supervisor.

Trey Perry is the co-founder of the MGCA-NC and a retired Marine Staff Sergeant, 100% disabled Veteran. He holds associate degrees in paralegal technology and law enforcement and a baccalaureate degree in criminal justice. Trey has 20 years of experience as a paralegal in civilian law firms, with the State of North Carolina, and in the Marine Corps.  He is in his third year pursuing the M.A. Ed. in mental health counseling at Gardner-Webb University.  Trey is interested in working with active military and Veterans.  His vision for eliminating the stigma associated with mental health issues in the military involves a variation of the classic pincer movement.