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. 

    SCMHCA is a 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 choose to go to a

    Counselor now?

    Modern counselors are uniquely qualified to provide research-based techniques that circumvent life's difficulties as expediently as possible.  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-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, and adults and seniors transitioning through life changes.

    The Space Coast of Florida offers several choices of highly-skilled professionals (look under "Find a Counselor" on this website) whom 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

    July is National Minority
    Mental Awareness Health Month

    The National Network to Eliminate Disparities (NNED)works to help fight stigma and assist in making mental health counseling more accessible to minorities by the following methods:

    • Coordinate the sharing of community-based knowledge and training of cultural, indigenous, and community-based best practices.
    • Foster new collaborative partnerships to grow and spread "pockets of excellence;"
    • Leverage resources through partnering and collaborative initiatives;
    • Research and design new practices and adapt existing practices.  Collectively advance political willingness.



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

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