Amanda Martin, MA, LMHC, Certified Trauma Model Therapist

About Me

After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, Amanda moved to La Ceiba, Honduras where she had the privilege of working with “niños de la calle,” or boys living on the streets. She loved the work she got to do there but realized that a primary need the boys had was access to counseling in order to heal from the trauma they had been and were continuing to experience. Upon returning to the States, Amanda worked as a 5th grade teacher for three years, and it was during this time that she began pursuing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of the Cumberlands. Amanda has been trained in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), which helps individuals identify what they want their life to be about and live in such a way that reflects that, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is an effective form of therapy in treating a myriad of issues and concerns including anxiety, depression, relational problems, trauma, and more, Trauma Model Therapy, and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). This unique training background allows Amanda to cater to the individual needs of each client and actively assess the most effective treatment plan. Amanda is passionate about partnering with her clients as they pursue healing and growth and aims to respect each individual with whom she has the privilege to work. Amanda is honored to help empower her clients to face “icky” things from the past for the sake of freedom to live organically in the present moment. She and her adventurous daughter love to spend as much time outdoors as possible, whether at the beach, working in their garden, or exploring new trails and are both avid animal and nature lovers. They have three dogs (“Bolt,” “Lightning,” and “Thunder”) and are clearly Tampa Bay Lightning fans. To contact Amanda, feel free to call or text 407.406.4885 or email at amandataylormartin@gmail.com

Education & Experience

BA in Education from the University of Georgia MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of the Cumberlands Certification in Trauma Model Therapy

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Veterans/Military