Amanda Cannella, LSW

Amanda is a Primary Therapist at SOBA College Recovery. She attended Rutgers University for both her Bachelor?s and Master?s Degrees in Social Work. During her time as a student, she worked with adolescents in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, was a research assistant for a project focusing on race and immigration, and began fulfilling her desire to work in the substance abuse and addictions field.

Amanda has represented Rutgers at national meetings on collegiate recovery housing and policy making advisory groups focusing on young people accessing recovery services. Her clinical interests include: recovery & addiction, co-occurring mental health disorders, young adults in transitional settings, coping skills, anger management, crisis intervention, group and family therapy. Amanda practices strengths based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral approaches, and Motivational Interviewing. She believes group therapy and empowering families and additional support systems lead to optimal outcomes, and supports both harm reduction and 12-step models for recovery.

During her free time, Amanda enjoys soaking in fresh air and sunshine, trying new restaurants, attending concerts and sporting events, exploring new places, exercising, fishing, and being crafty.