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Welcome to Sunshine Psychotherapy Services, LLC. Sunshine Psychotherapy opened in January of 2018 as an opportunity to grow and offer more therapy services to the greater Tampa Bay area. Amanda Walker-Smitherman, LCSW, the founder, moved to Florida at the age of 7 years old and named her practice after the sunshine state, an environment of warmth and growth she hopes to offer to each unique therapeutic relationship. Every person has the light within them to shine. 
Amanda Walker-Smitherman received her Masters of Clinical Social Work from Florida State University and her graduate residency at the University of South Florida’s Psychiatry and Neuroscience Department, later returning as a licensed practitioner. She has worked in multiple settings including schools, private practices, and medical outpatient clinics. Amanda is trained and experienced in many evidence-based therapies such as; Applied Behavioral Analysis, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Pain Reprocessing Therapy, and experiential therapies (social skills training, play, and art therapy).

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Individual, Couples & Family Therapy 

Amanda works with all ages and provides family, couples and individual therapy. Her experience growing up alongside a sibling with Autism served as an early on catalyst for her care and passion to work with others to reach their full potential in life and over all well-being.


Psychotherapy Style

Amanda Walker-Smitherman provides a supportive therapeutic partnership, and she utilizes as needed her knowledge & skills of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Pain Reprocessing Therapy, Yoga Practices, and Art Therapy to meet the individual needs of each client.

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“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”.

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