Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association

    The Space Coast Mental Health Counselors Association (SCMHCA) unites mental health counseling professionals from Brevard County, Florida. 

    Our mission is to advance professional competency and strengthen the role of the mental health counselor in the local community.  

    SCMHCA is dedicated to improving skills through education for counseling professionals:  Licensed, non-licensed, private practice clinicians, educators, students, registered interns, and retirees.  

    Enhancing relationships through collaboration in the counseling profession and networking with our peers is a key component for us. SCMHCA understands that the effect of a collective effort is greater than an individual one. 

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    SCMHCA is a local Chapter of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA) which is a State Chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)


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    Why now is the best time to
    go to a Mental Health 

    Modern counselors are uniquely qualified to provide research-based techniques that circumvent life's difficulties quicker than ever.  The result is evidenced through greater improvement for clients through a combination of traditional therapy, treatment education, and up-to-date, practical 
    approaches. This creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution.

    Today's counselors also believe in working side-by-side with their clients in bringing about self-sustaining solutions together.

    Counseling professionals, such as mental health counselors, social workers, family and marriage therapists, & psychologists are agents of change that are educated in skills training to help those who may be struggling with mental health issues. 

    Some of these may include:
    Depression, anxiety, addiction, psychosis, dementia, parenting obstacles, stress management, trauma-related difficulties, coping with financial difficulties, gender identity, childhood disorders, relationship challenges; adults and seniors transitioning through life changes.The Space Coast of Florida offers several choices of highly-skilled professionals (look under "Find a Counselor" tab at the top of this page) who provide a full range of services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, seniors, and families including:

    • Assessment
    • Diagnosis
    • Psychotherapy
    • Treatment planning and utilization review
    • Brief and solution-focused therapy
    • Alcoholism and substance abuse treatment
    • Psychoeducational and prevention programs
    • Crisis management
    • Childhood development screenings
    • Group therapy for support & connection
    • Family & couple conflict management
    • Social skills training

    Telehealth in Mental Health: Where we have been, what have we learned, and where are we going

    Presenter: Earl Ledford, LCSW, CST, CAP, CET

    February 17, 2017
    Sign in @ 1:30pm, Workshop 2-4pm

    Harris Commons, Room 244
    Florida Institute of Technology
    150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL

    Contact: Christa Vermillera, LMHC at or (321) 446-2113

    To register or for more information: Please visit us at

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    ACF Therapy Associates participating in the annual TWLOHA 5K - April 16, 2016

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