Welcome to the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association

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Welcome to the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association!


I am so honored to serve as FMHCA’s Acting Executive Director this year because I truly believe that FMHCA is vital to the continued success of the Mental Health Counseling profession in Florida. First, I want to thank all of FMHCA’s Board Members and volunteers – they have worked and continue to work very hard on behalf of our members. We made great progress on our goals last year and I know we can continue that tradition this year. There is so much we are doing, and so much more we can do. We will to continue advocate for mental health counselors in Florida by supporting legislation that promotes our profession. We need YOU to make that happen.

If you are already a member of FMHCA, we thank you. If you are not, please consider joining. Your support makes it possible for FMHCA to continue to grow and promote our profession, to maintain a strong voice and to promote change.

Have you ever wondered who promotes the legislation that recognizes and advances mental health counseling in Florida? YOU do, by supporting FMCHA! FMHCA wants to empower you to help make your professional dreams come true. Here are a few other reasons you might want to support FMHCA:

  • We advocate for the mental health counseling profession
  • We provide a system of exchange for professional information among mental health counselors through newsletters, journals and other educational materials
  • We provide professional development programs to update and enhance clinical competencies
  • We provide a public forum for mental health counselors to advocate for the social and emotional welfare of clients

Sounds pretty good, right? You can read even more about what FMHCA is doing for mental health counselors in our bylaws. Do you want to take a more active role in FMHCA? Consider volunteering to serve on one of the following committees:

The Government Relations Committee

The Educational, Training Standards, and Continuing Education Committee

The Membership Committee

The Graduate Student Committee

The Interpersonal and Consumer Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee

The Research Committee

The Military Service Committee

The Ethics Committee

Together we can help FMHCA reach new heights this year – I look forward to the challenge! Thank you so much for your support.


Sincerely,

Darlene Silvernail, PhD, LMHC, CAP, FMHCA Executive Director





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