Learn More About Amanda Schofield, LMHC, RYT
Coming from a divorced family, I found myself being drawn to the counseling profession so that I could help children and teens gain the tools to cope with change and stress that I did not have growing up. While attending college at the University of Central Florida I worked as a domestic violence victim advocate. It was at that time I realized how truly passionate I was about empowering others. I completed my graduate school internship and worked for several years at a school for adolescent girls who were struggling behaviorally and academically because of past trauma, abuse, or ongoing family conflict. Since then I have worked in both residential and outpatient settings providing individual, family, and group counseling to children, teens, and adults.
I personally believe in the importance of engaging in self-care activities and enjoy yoga, going for walks with my dogs, kayaking and going to the beach in my free time. My passion for empowering others far exceeds my career as I also volunteer my time as a lead facilitator for GIRLS Academy, a leadership retreat for middle-school aged girls and Behind Happy Faces, a mental health curriculum designed for college students to decrease stigma and increase awareness.
M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida
B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida
Licensing and Certifications
Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH #17458
200- Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance
Certified Kids Yoga Teacher through Kidding Around Yoga