Welcome to the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association

Welcome to the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association

The only organization in the State of Florida dedicated exclusively to meeting the professional needs of Florida's Licensed Mental Health Counselors.

Welcome to Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, the leading organization advocating for mental health counseling professionals. Our objective is to provide education, legislative oversight, and networking. Our Annual Conference provides an opportunity for advanced professional training.

Protecting, sustaining, and advancing the profession of mental health counseling in the State of Florida is our guiding motto. We have served mental health counselors for more than 20 years, in a variety of professional ways. With the collaboration of our local chapters, individual members, and lobbyist, we have accumulated a record that demonstrates our dedication to your success as a mental health professional and the growth of our profession.

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June  Free Webinar


How to Create a Six-Figure Private Practice

Date: Friday, 6/10/16, 2:00-4:00 pm

Presenter: Amanda Patterson, LMHC, CAP, NCC

Description: This presentation will teach participants strategies in order to create a 6 figures private practice.  It will discuss ways to have multiple streams of income, how to leverage social media and how to connect using creative marketing and networking strategies.  

Link to Registerhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3040164314734061826       

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-529894, Publishing #: 10-1752032

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • How to utilize social media to build a practice
  • How to use multiple streams of income in order to achieve income goals
  • How to use your network and marketing skills to build a successful and thriving private practice

About the Presenter

Amanda Patterson, LMHC, CAP, NCC is an expert in treating adults and adolescents with depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Amanda recently opened her second private practice: “Caring Therapists of Broward.” Amanda helps her clients begin on the journey of symptom relief, self-discovery and healing. Her approach is to help you clean up your past, get focused in the present and move your goals forward for the future.

Amanda utilizes a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, stress management, increasing self-worth, inner child work, incorporation of meditation, mind/body connection, 12 step work, assertiveness training, mood management, anxiety reduction, empowerment and work/life balance. Amanda is an LMHC Qualified Supervisor for licensure. During supervision with Amanda, you will address case consultation, ethics and laws and personal growth as a therapist.

Amanda is a believer in holistic treatment and she practices veganism, meditation and yoga in her life. She is an avid reader, both related to personal development and for fun. Amanda actively participates in 5k’s and can be found working out at the local LA Fitness. Amanda serves as the chapter advisor of the Beta Tau chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon and the Cultivation team lead for the Broward Alumnae Association. Amanda is a therapist through Personal Development Community Organization, where they offer a variety of courses throughout the year teaching skills that empower students to live with integrity and new purpose.

FMHCA Delegation to Cuba

The Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA) is organizing a delegation to visit Cuba for the purpose of researching mental health services, October 17 - 22, 2016.  As Executive Director of the FMHCA, I am honored to have been selected to lead this delegation and invite you to join in this unique opportunity.

The delegation will be full of diverse exchanges including meeting with Cuban psychiatrists, visiting the Center for Psychological Research, as well as spending time with the president of the Cuban Society of Psychology.


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Upcoming events


The 2017 Call for Presentations to present at FMHCA's 2017 Annual Conference:

Counseling in the Modern Age: What it was & Where we are headed!, being held in Lake Mary, FL at the Orlando Marriott froFebruary 2-4, 2017.  

FMHCA Member Travel Scholarship Competition to Cuba

The FMHCA Foundation wants to cover some of the tuition costs for members who will be traveling to Cuba as part of the FMHCA delegation October 16-21, 2016.

Click Here & Apply

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