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Welcome Message from our new FCA President for 2021-2022!

Courtney N. Martensen, MS, LMHC, NCC

July 1, 2021

Greetings FCA Members,

Thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving as your FCA President during the 2021-2022 fiscal year. I am overjoyed to serve in this capacity and continue FCA’s mission. Over the past several years, I have passionately held leadership positions within FCA and have worked closely with other leaders in the state of Florida. During my time as President, the personal values that have guided me thus far will help to foster an environment that encourages openness, integrity, and morality within FCA.

In preparing the association to move forward with adapting and navigating new circumstances in the counseling arena, I plan to focus on these five areas during my presidency: (1) improving existing membership involvement and growing membership through virtual and in-person events; (2) opening a dialogue between leaders and membership regarding mentorship opportunities; (3) continuing advocacy and advancing legislative efforts to improve our profession; (4) preparing professional counselors to embrace the challenges of tele-health services while continuing to strengthen relationships with clients in this new environment; and (5) incorporating creative and engaging training opportunities for professional counselors, which may explore themes focusing on cultivating and nurturing relationships among diverse populations.

The professional counselors and those we serve create the foundation and form the heart of FCA. The Florida Counseling Association is more than just a business, it is a dynamic and collective force of passionate and skilled counseling professionals who volunteer together to support those for whom we advocate and serve in our communities. The leaders that make this association great are those who value diversity and respect differences among others. I sincerely believe that, in order for this association to continue moving forward, we need to build and nurture relationships—as relationships are the bonds that help hold the association together. To that end, I would like to extend an invitation to you—those who have a heart for leadership and genuinely enjoy helping others—to join us on this mission.

Warmly,

Courtney N. Martensen, MS, LMHC, NCC

Florida Counseling Association, President 2021-2022

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