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

    SCMHCA October Workshop: 
    SCMHCA October Workshop

    Pornography “Addiction”: 

    Identification, Treatment, and Couples Recovery

    Presented by Earl Ledford, LCSW, CST, CAP, CET, QS

    October 21, 2016

    Sign in @ 1:30, Workshop 2:00 – 4:00

    Location: Florida Institute of Technology, Harris CommonsRoom 244, 150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901

    Registration: Contact Christa Vermillera, LMHC  at or (321) 446-2113 to register or visit the SCMHCA website at

    FPA is approved by APA to sponsor continuing education for psychologist. FPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. FPA is approved by the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counselors as a provider of continuing education.

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

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