I’m Amanda Ranney, M.S.
Certified Health Coach
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Amanda is a Jacksonville native who endorses integrative wellness, holistic health, functional fitness, intuitive living, and combating mental health stigma. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Florida State University in 2013, and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Jacksonville University in 2021. Amanda completed her practicum internship experience at the Jacksonville University Student Counseling Center where she provided individual therapy, telehealth, workshops, outreach projects, and sports psychology services for JU students. Daily, she seeks to integrate her training in both physiology + psychology to help others understand and appreciate their humanness as an interconnected system.
In her free time, Amanda enjoys frequent trips to the beach, running, swimming, strength training, cooking, reading, journaling, and visiting family. She and her fiance love to stay active and travel to explore new places together. Their favorite travel spots include Colorado and Arizona–they got engaged in the Grand Canyon!
Before pursuing a career in mental health, Amanda worked in the fitness and wellness industries where she discovered the importance of the mind-body connection. This awareness served as the foundation for her continuing holistic outlook ambitions. She is actively involved in eating disorder awareness and recovery advocacy and has contributed to both speaking and writing engagements within the eating disorder sector. Research interests include trauma-informed care and exercise/movement integration in the eating disorder recovery model. Her personal victory in eating disorder recovery served as the primary motivating factor for her mental health profession.
Other experience includes:
- Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Certified Holistic Health Coach
- Community Outreach Coordinator, Canopy Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center
- Eating Disorder Recovery Coach & Mentor
- Personal Training and Fitness Coaching (ACSM, ACE)
- TRX Certified Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor
- High School Cross-Country Coach
- Run Specialty Industry
- Youth Ministry
- Worksite Wellness/Corporate Wellness Coaching
- Public Speaking
- Blogger/Contributing Writer
- Published Author: FitPeaceByPeace Personal Memoir