Who is Amanda?

Hi! I’m Amanda, a Licensed Clinical Social Work with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Florida. Being a therapist has been my life-long dream (yes, really!) and I am honored to work with women and teens who are seeking more balance, fulfillment, and authenticity in their lives. I believe that you innately have the tools and knowledge to heal yourself, which is why I utilize a person-centered therapy approach to assist you with connecting to yourself and unlocking your inner truth. As a trained yoga teacher, I enjoy incorporating mindfulness and movement techniques within treatment. The wellness of our mind and body is inherently intertwined; I find it important to pay attention to the entire system.

I began my social work career by supporting and advocating for women impacted by human trafficking at a non-profit agency. I now work with teens as a school social worker. I have experience working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence, individuals with family members struggling with addiction, self-esteem and body-image issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, loss, eating disorders, and am passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ population. There’s debate about what it is that makes therapy effective. I believe that it’s a mixture of a nurturing, non-judgmental relationship with your therapist, solid and tailored therapeutic interventions, and an open heart and an open mind.

I am a Pennsylvania native and moved to the Tampa Bay in 2020. I am an adventurer to my core and am probably planning my next hiking trip to one of the gorgeous US National Parks. I love all things nature, my dog Maxi, chocolate, singing in my car, and a good laugh. My friends
and family would describe me as silly, kind, and brave