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Amanda's passion is helping others resolve their stress by eliminating blocked thought processes. She works with each client to develop a customized plan to address their unique needs.    

My Story

Amanda has spent 10+ years working in the trauma and disaster mental health response field.  She has experience responding to various types or disasters, some of these responses include hurricanes in Florida and Louisiana, typhoon response in Guam, the Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando, Florida, Miami Condo Collapse in Surfside, Florida, Tops Supermarket Shooting in Buffalo, NY, and Robb Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, TX.  Amanda specializes in working with business executives in high-stress professions, first responders, disaster workers, active military and veterans. 


Amanda’s community involvement has included: volunteering as a Guardian Ad Litem for two years (2009-2010 & 2012-2013}, serving on the Volusia Flagler Coalition for the Homeless, Board of Directors (2012-2016), and served as the board president (2014-2016), served on Volusia/Flagler Crisis Response Team (2015-2018) and as the director of the response team (2018-2020) and currently deploys with Disaster & Victim Services International as a Mass Casualty and Disaster Support Specialist, as well as with the Red Cross Disaster Mental Health team, the Florida Crisis Response Team (FCRT/NOVA) and as a Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition team member. Amanda is also a preceptor for Physician Assistant (PA) student’s behavioral health rotations for Nova and Bay Path University and a Field Education Coordinator for BSW, MSW, and Mental Health student’s generalist and/or clinical internships with Nova, Walden and Florida State University. 

In case you are interested, here is my education, certification, and training background...

  • Bachelor of Arts, Business/Finance w/focus in International Economics: Hollins University

  • Master of Science, Special Education, Specialization Mild/Moderate Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders: National University

  • Master of Social Work: University of Central Florida

  • PhD Psychology, Specialization in Trauma and Disaster Relief: Currently attending Northcentral University

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Florida

  • Qualified Supervisor for Registered Social Work Interns

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained

  • Certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Trainer and Facilitator

  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Trained

  • National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) Trained

  • CRISIS (Critical Incident Stress Integration, & Support) Schema Trained

  • Completed the Florida Firefighters Safety and Health Collaborative Clinician Awareness Program.

  • Stress First Aid Trainer (Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition)

  • Life Stress Reduction (LSR) Trained

  • Crisis Leadership & Decision Making - FEMA Certificate

  • Emergency Planning for Campus Executives - FEMA Certificate

  • Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention Trained

  • Serving the Needs of Military, Veterans, and their Families: Advanced Training


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