Amanda Cannella, LCSW, LCADC

Amanda Cannella is a Senior Primary Therapist at SOBA College Recovery.

During her time as a student, Amanda worked with adolescents in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. At that time she was a research assistant for a project focusing on race and immigration and began fulfilling her desire to work in the field of substance abuse and addictions.

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 and addiction, co-occurring mental health disorders, young adults in transitional settings, coping skills, anger management, crisis intervention, group and family therapy.

Amanda practices strength–based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral approaches and Motivational Interviewing. She believes group therapy, 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 creative.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Rutgers University

Master Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University