Amanda Cannella

(LCSW, MCAP)

About Me

I am a clinical social worker and clinical alcohol and drug counselor. I have 7 years of experience working in behavioral health and developing goal-oriented treatment plans based on client's individualized needs and preferences. I am a licensed clinician in Florida.

I have experience with adolescents in the juvenile justice system, child welfare systems, mental health and substance use disorders treatment.

My clinical interests include: young adults in transitional settings, identity and role confusion, trauma, coping skills, self-esteem, anger management, syllabus management, developing routines and breaking bad habits, recovery and addiction, co-occurring mental health disorders, crisis intervention, job attainment, relationship issues and break ups, spirituality, trauma-informed yoga, yoga for addictions, and group and family therapy.

I describe myself as a mindfulness based therapist who looks at relational and adaptive patterns. I practice from strength–based approaches and include lifespan development, attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral approaches, trauma-informed therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I believe therapy, empowering families and additional support systems lead to optimal outcomes. I support both harm reduction and 12-step models for recovery.

During my free time, I enjoy soaking in fresh air and sunshine, trying new restaurants, attending concerts and sporting events, petting other people's dogs, exploring new places, exercising, fishing and being creative.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #44SC05799100 (Expires: 2020-08-31)

LCSW #SW15913 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I love Amanda! She has helped me progress so much and I will forever be grateful

Written by M.I. on Jul 05, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Amanda is fantastic! She's very responsive and genuinely cares and remembers even the smallest details. She always takes the time to thoughtfully respond to any problem. She's a great example of why Betterhelp is a great service and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with her.

Written by D.I. on Jun 20, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Amanda is amazing. She’s very considerate and she’s always encouraging me to be the best version of myself. I woulda never gotten this far in my recovery if it wasn’t for her.

Written by J.U. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Amanda is amazing. I started betterhelp unsure of what the outcome would be. But sense I started betterhelp my depression isn’t as bad as it was and my anger has gotten a lot better too. I have nothing but amazing things to say about Amanda. She’s given me all the tools I need to do this on my own. She listens and gives the best advice she can. All the exercises she’s given me has helped tremendously. I’m so happy I used betterhelp, it’s something i will never regret doing.

Written by D.A. on Apr 13, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and anger management

Amanda has been a great source of calm and non judgment during a difficult and confusing time for me. I'm very picky with therapists and can be a stubborn client and Amanda has done an excellent job of building trust and helping me to find some clarity and guidance just within a few sessions.

Written by E.R. on Mar 08, 2020 after counseling with Amanda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I think Amanda is great! I’m not the best at keeping up with her, or keeping her in the loop. But she still takes time out of her week to check in on me. I appreciate it a lot and she does her best to give me advice and goals to help me get a better handle on myself. I’m grateful that I have her. And I hope that everyone else she is helping us getting better. She’s very kind and she isn’t hard to talk too. I do recommend her and I do recommend BetterHelp. Thank you Amanda for helping me!