Hi - I'm Amanda Pratt and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of St. Petersburg, FL specializing in managing life with a chronic illness or any stressful event or series of events that turns your life upside down. Chronic illness (any physical or mental illness you experience for 3 months or more), Chronic Pain or even Trauma can create a shift in your life that is hard to get back on track - but I get it, and I can help you get there.
Sometimes you're at a difficult juncture in your life, sometimes you're just overwhelmed with your current situation and don't know where to turn - in either case, I use several techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused strategies, and a strengths-based approach. I help you explore problems you're currently experiencing and reflect on experiences in your past, while utilizing your strengths and providing you with TONS of positive encouragement. I have extensive experience working within crisis intervention, trauma focused treatment, the chronic illness & pain experience, anxiety, depression, and mindfulness. I also work heavily within a focus on self care and helping you live the life you always imagined you could.
Whatever your struggles may be, you are not alone. I am here for you. It takes courage and strength reach out for help. I will teach you specific tools and skills help you through difficult times and make lasting changes towards a calmer, happier and more fulfilling life.
I'm so glad you're here and I'm very excited to start working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
LCSW #sw14536 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
This was my first time with online therapy and I was skeptical. All my concerns disappeared after I started working with Amanda. After years of prior in-person therapy, I found Amanda to be the most knowledgeable in her field. Not only is she able to provide me incredible help and advice, it is clear that she is passionate about her career in that she is constantly reading and learning more and more theories and practices to better help her clients. I’m so thankful for having her as my counselor. She challenges me to face my fears and supports me and encourages when I do. I couldn’t be happier.
Amanda understands and relates to my situation quickly, provides an accurate diagnosis, and makes helpful recommendations. The process of counseling has become a process of rediscovering myself, even bit of soul-searching. I found Amanda's style is inquiry-based. She would ask questions that help me to think more deeply. Great experience!
Amanda really has her work cut out with me. I am in stressful situations every day. She responds to all my messages . Give to assignments and websites to info me and educate me on what is actually going on. Never do I feel Like my neediness is bothering her or annoying her. She is patient and expressed empathy to my situation. I could not have asked for a better therapist.