College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
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
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) .