Portrait of Amanda Farris

Amanda Farris

“Young people are incredibly resilient and capable of pulling themselves out of the hard times, but it is through trusted relationships that they can experience the feelings of safety and connectedness that give them the permission to be unabashedly themselves.”
- Amanda Farris

Medical Education
2017, Master of Clinical Social Work - University of South Florida
Professional Memberships
Florida Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling
Florida Counseling Association
National Association of Social Workers

Amanda joined PHCA in 2021 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. As part of our Mental Health Services Department, Amanda will provide individualized counseling services to established PHCA patients who are referred by their primary care provider within PHCA. She works out of the South Tampa Office.

Throughout her professional career, Amanda has worked with children, adolescents, and their families. She provides a safe space for youth to address anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma, and grief/loss. She utilizes a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, play therapy, and other evidenced-based methods to treat youth with a variety of emotional challenges.

Amanda received her Master of Social Work, magna cum laude, from the University of South Florida in 2017. While at USF, she obtained an additional graduate certificate in Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health. She has published and presented her research on homeless youth at the annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health. 

Amanda is also a certified yoga instructor and has specialized training in therapeutic art techniques and mindfulness. As a Tampa Bay native, she enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her family, as well as traveling and gardening.