My Approach

Proudly serving St. Petersburg as a Chronic Illness Therapist.

Together, we will address the cognitive, emotional, physical, social and spiritual aspects of chronic illness.  Through a self- care framework, I offer support through a focus on communication and strengths based practices.  I promote clients taking an active role in their own pain and treatment.

Client Focus

  • Children
  • Adolecents
  • Adults

Treatment approaches

  • Strengths based
  • Solutions focused
  • Cognitive/ Behavioral (CBT)
  • Client centered
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness (MBCT)

Other Services

  • Chronic Illness
  • ADHD & other Learning Disabilites
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self- Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Communication
  • Parenting
  • Family Conflict

My Story

Pain is personal for me.  Having lived with Fibromyalgia, Lupus and several other chronic conditions for years, I know exactly how devastating and difficult it can be to live with a chronic illness.  Through a struggle to redefine what was important to me as well as to focus on my own self care, I made it my life's mission to help others who experience a similar struggle.  Through empathetic support, education and advocacy, I hope to change the way medical providers communicate with patients who live with chronic disease.

Meet Your Therapist

Amanda Pratt, LCSW

Founder & Lead Therapist

I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2009.  I went on to graduate from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a Master of Social Work degree. I  became a School Social Worker for 3 years working mainly with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.  Throughout this process, I became diagnosed with several autoimmune diseases. This not only changed my life, it changed my perspective.  I learned first hand that there are few supports to help emotionally cope with this major life change.  I made it my mission to help others experiencing the same difficulties.   Fun Fact: I am also an award winning Certified Professional Photographer and enjoy photographing portraits and fashion editorials.  I am also a Mom to an adorable golden retriever named Fin and two rescue cats named Cali and Felix.

Take the Next Step...

I know seeking out therapy during difficult times can be hard - admitting that we need help is even harder!  Taking the first step to reach out means you have already started growing.  Call Today for a free 15 minute phone consultation OR go ahead and schedule your first appointment online!