Meet Dr. Amanda Thalji-Raitano
Licensed Psychologist, PY9857
Hello! My name is Dr. Amanda Thalji-Raitano. Helping individuals and families is a passion of mine. I am a Licensed Psychologist with more than a decade of experience helping children, teens, and adults. I have worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, diverse PK-12 school settings, and a federal residential training program. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. I later completed my graduate studies at the University of South Florida where I was awarded my Doctorate in School Psychology with a specialization in mental health.
My priority is to provide clients and families with a supportive and nurturing space where they can feel heard and accepted for who they are, so they can begin the work of who they want to become. I provide research-backed tools, support, and encouragement to help you reach your goals so you can find more satisfaction in life. My treatment approach is flexible, but grounded in techniques that are effective and supported by research. I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I am a EMDRIA Approved Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist and utilize EMDR to help individuals overcome difficult traumas and experiences. I also have experience working with children, teens, and adults with diverse issues, including, anxiety disorders, depressed mood and bipolar disorder, trauma, self-harm behaviors, grief, and difficulty coping with life transitions. My clinical expertise also includes conducting comprehensive evaluations for youth as well as adults. I have provided psychological assessment for individuals with complex learning and emotional difficulties, as well as for gifted learners.
It is an honor to walk hand in hand with individuals and families during some of life's most demanding times. As a psychologist, I am a partner, mentor, and advocate for my clients. I am deeply committed to helping each of my clients reach their full potential, and tailor services to assist individuals and families to meet their specific goals.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a bit more. I look forward to the opportunity to learn about your experiences, and discuss how I can support you in your journey to wellness.
At Flourish Psychology and Wellness my aim is to provide clients with an environment that fosters feelings of safety, respect, and support.
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination."