The Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association provides a means for mental health counselors in this district to work towards common goals including, but not limited to: promoting the profession of mental health counseling; increasing the visibility and respect accorded the profession; fostering professional identity and development; providing education and training opportunities to enhance the quality of services provided by members; promoting legislation which recognizes and advances the profession; addressing issues of discrimination and client advocacy; promoting an alliance with other organized mental health professionals with common goals and interests; and generally working for the common good of mental health counselors.
SMHCA is committed to providing Mental Health Counseling Services in the highest ethical manner to historically marginalized communities. We are committed to creating a more equitable and inclusive environment that fosters stronger connections and sense of belonging.
A mental health counseling association for students, registered interns and licensed mental health counselors to advance mental health education and to promote professional networking.
SMHCA was selected "Chapter of the Year" in 2013, 2014, & 2018 by The Florida Mental Health Counselors Association