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My Approach

Proudly based out of St. Petersburg, FL as a Chronic Illness Therapist.

In Therapy...

we will address the thoughts, feelings & behaviors as well as the social and spiritual aspects of chronic illness.  Through a focus on self-care,  I offer support through teaching you communication strategies and strengths based coping skills.  I strongly believe in clients taking an active role in their own pain and treatment.

Therapy Client Focus

  • Adolecents
  • Adults

Therapy Services

  • Chronic Illness
    • Lupus
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • ...And other autoimmune disorders.
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Endometriosis
    • Diabetes
    • Chronic Depression
    • Chronic Anxiety
    • Cystic Fibrosis
  • ADHD & other Learning Disabilites
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Acute Depression
  • Acute 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.

Meet Your Therapist

amanda pratt chronic illness therapist

Amanda Pratt, MSW, LCSW

Founder, 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 and a contributing Writer for The Mighty.

Are you ready to take the next step? Schedule your in person or video session today!


 

Take the Next Step...

I know seeking out support can be hard - admitting that we need help is even harder!  Taking the first step to reach out means you have already started growing.  Schedule Your free 15 minute video consultation OR go ahead and schedule your first appointment online!