I am currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida in the final stage required to be a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the state of Florida. I earned a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University’s CACREP accredited program. I am certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). A former EMT, I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CTTP). In addition I hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. I currently serve on the Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida as Executive Board Secretary. Professional associations include Phi Kappa Phi, American Counselors Association (ACA), American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA), and the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).
Penny Elaine Iannotti, MS, NCC, CCMHC Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Penny For Your Thoughts Counseling Florida, LLC
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
The National Certified Counselor is the premier certification for the counseling profession. NCCs have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of counseling. They are competent in skills such as human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, helping relationships, group counseling, career counseling, assessment, research and program evaluation, and professional counseling.
- Board Certified
- Board Certified Counselor
- Clinical Consultation
- Clinical Counseling
- Clinical Documentation
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling
- Clinical Skills
- Community Counseling
- Conflict Resolution
- Coping Skill Development
- Counseling Ethics
- Ethical Principles
- Group Counseling
- Mental Health Counseling
- Professional Counseling
- Therapeutic Interventions
- Treatment Planning
WHAT IT TAKES TO EARN THIS BADGE
- Master's degree with a major study in counseling from a regionally accredited or CACREP-accredited counseling program, including at least 48 semester hours or 72 quarter hours of graduate-level academic credit in counseling.
- Documentation of 100 hours of counseling supervision and 3,000 hours of counseling work experience. This requirement is waived in certain circumstances: for graduates of CACREP-accredited counseling programs; for fully state-licensed professional counselors; for those who have had a degree conferred from a regionally accredited doctoral program in counseling.
- Applicant was required to earn passing score on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE). Both are proctored exams on counseling competencies complete with identity verification at an NBCC-approved testing site.
- Ethics - Must adhere to the standards identified in the NBCC Code of Ethics.
- Recertification - NCCs recertify every five years and are required to earn a specific number of continuing education clock hours.
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
The Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor is the premier certification for professional clinical mental health counseling. CCMHC certificants have voluntarily met high national standards for the practice of clinical mental health counseling. They are competent in group counseling, career counseling, assessment, advanced clinical skills, family/couples counseling, addictions counseling, human sexuality counseling, trauma counseling, and counseling for special populations.