Areas of Specialization
  • Relationship issues
  • Couples/Marriage
  • Women’s issues
  • Children and young adults
  • Family conflict
  • Positive Parenting
  • Grief and Trauma
  • Life and Faith transitions

Amanda Ford, MSW, RYT

Amanda believes in helping clients find confidence and feel empowered to make the changes they need to live a fulfilling, happy life. Amanda earned a master’s degree from the University of Utah in Social Work in 2005 and is a registered yoga teacher. She is an adjunct professor and teaches classes on mindfulness and family relationships at BYU-Hawaii in the Intercultural Peacebuilding program. She enjoys helping individuals and couples work through and transform conflicts. She strives to help her clients set and achieve their therapy goals and examine any patterns that may be preventing them from having healthy relationships and being their best selves. Her therapeutic style is gentle and heart centered, offering loving support and encouragement while being direct when needed.

She uses mindfulness and meditation as a tool to help clients develop a mind-body connection to support resilience and healing. She believes in using a holistic therapeutic approach. The space created when working with Amanda is warm, safe and non-judgmental. She is dedicated to helping her clients find inner peace and the tools needed to improve interpersonal relationships. Amanda helps clients find healing as they work through life challenges and transitions such as; grief, divorce, death of a loved one, marital conflict or clients struggling with personal mental health. She is especially passionate about empowering women and helping them feel confident and able to use their voice.

In her free time you will find Amanda exploring the island either in the ocean or hiking in the mountains. She is committed to her personal daily yoga and meditation practice. She believes what you practice on the mat and in meditation will help you navigate life’s tough situations. She has a big blended family that keeps her life busy and full of excitement. She is continually striving to find balance between work, being a mom, a wife, and fulfilling her vocation as she teaches university classes, helps clients and serves in the community.