"The Florida Counseling Association has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 ACA State Branch Advocacy Award. We are honored and grateful for this recognition and will continue advocating for the counseling profession and those we serve across the state of Florida. Thank you to ACA for this outstanding honor and to our FCA leaders and members— we would not be here without you!"
--Courtney N. Martensen, FCA President 2021-2022
Florida Counseling association
To promote the value of professional counseling as well as supporting and unifying professional counselors in all settings resulting in high quality practices in Florida.
Message from FCA President 2022-2023
Luisairis "Iris" Soto, LMHC, NCC
July 1, 2022
Greetings FCA Members,
am so grateful and excited to be serving as your FCA President during
the 2022-2023 fiscal year. I am looking forward to collaborating with
and advocating for our counseling profession in this role. My reason for
becoming a counselor and being in this space is because I
have a passion for helping others, want to create safe spaces for
conversations about mental health and emotional needs, and become
well-informed about the resources we have available in our community so
that this information can be used to bridge community needs within our
mental health system. My
passion for counseling also stems from my own lived experiences with
depression and anxiety, and so I have felt, and continue to feel, stuck,
often at a loss for words, and wonder what I can do differently because
of what we are experiencing in our world today.