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.

2024 Board Members

Jared Bokhard, EA

MHCCF Treasurer

Whitney Lake

MHCCF Education & CE Chair

Preston Patterson, LMHC, BCN

MHCCF Technology Chair

Anne Keen

MHCCF Student Liaison

Matt Fernandez, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

MHCCF Registered Intern Representative

Jessica Straughn, LMHC, NCC, CCTP

Community Service Chair

Ann-Marie Miglionico, LCSW

MHCCF Member at Large

Dena Ford, PhD, LMHC, NCC

MHCCF Member at Large


Jake Haralson

MHCCF Administrative Assistant

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