Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida (MHCCF) is an organization dedicated to enhancing the professional competency of mental health counseling through service, advocacy, education, licensing, and professional development while strengthening the role of mental health in our community.


The purpose of MHCCF is to strengthen the mental health counseling profession in our community by encouraging licensure, providing continuing education, increasing awareness and participation in the legislative process, and enhancing relationships with other professionals, businesses, and the community.

2023 Board Members

Taylor Presha

MHCCF President Elect

Ebonie A. Barnes, LMHC

MHCCF Treasurer

Summer Katz, LMHC, ACS

MHCCF Education & CE Chair

Preston Patterson, LMHC, BCN

MHCCF Technology Chair

Anne Keen

MHCCF Student Liaison

Cristina Ally, LMHC, RPT

Membership Chair

Katie DeAscanis

Marketing Chair

Angela Prather

MHCCF Member at Large

Dena Ford, PhD, LMHC, NCC

MHCCF Member at Large


Jake Haralson

MHCCF Administrative Assistant

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