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Amanda Dilorenzo

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Amanda DiLorenzo-Garcia completed her doctorate at the University of Central Florida and her Master of Education and Education Specialist degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Florida. Her research interests include ambiguous loss and readjustment, grief and trauma, and self-compassion. Dr. DiLorenzo-Garcia studies the loss and growth experienced by family members of mass shootings survivors and primary survivors. Dr. DiLorenzo-Garcia has worked in Haiti since 2011 through P4H Global, a sustainable development nonprofit, and with Global Trauma Research. Dr. DiLorenzo-Garcia works as a Mobile Crisis Response (MRT) Coordinator at the Alachua County Crisis Center.


PhD, University of Central Florida

Public Service

European Branch - American Counseling Association, Board Member

Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, President-Elect

Upsilon Chi, Chi Sigma Iota, President

Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, Secretary

Awards / Honors

CSI Excellence in Counseling Research Grant, Chi Sigma Iota, 2019

Humanistic Dissertation Award, Association for Humanistic Counseling , 2021

Max Parker Minority Scholarship, Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2019

Outstanding Doctoral Student of the European Branch-American Counseling Association , European Branch-American Counseling Association , 2019


Shillingford-Butler, M., Oh, S., DiLorenzo, A. (2018). Using the Multiphase Model of Psychotherapy, School Counseling, Human Rights, and Social Justice to Support Haitian Immigrant Students. The Professional Counselor.


DiLorenzo-Garcia, A., Hundley, G. (2021). After a Mass Shooting: How Survivors and Their Families Grow Through Crisis. Association for Humanistic Counseling.

DiLorenzo-Garcia, A., Dresher, A. (2021). Addressing Systemic Inequity: The Role of Youth-Focused Mobile Response Teams. Omega Gamma (OMG) chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) .