Amanda Costello, ARNP

Tampa Bright Horizons LLC

Board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

18958 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 102

Lutz, FL 33548

(813) 839-7390 Fax 813-333-5994


Amanda Costello earned her Bachelor's degree of Nursing, graduating Magnum Cum Laude with concentration in psychology,  from DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.  Ms. Costello practiced as a psychiatric registered nurse in both the clinical and administrative settings for ten years, prior to earning her Master's of Nursing Science as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Clinical residency was completed in adult and child/adolescent psychiatry at Lehigh Valley Health Network where Ms. Costello worked in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.  In addition, she has experience in community mental health.  Ms. Costello is a nationally board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses' Credentialing Center.  She is also an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Associate where she advocates for the advancement of the nurse practitioner through education, research and legislation. 
Ms. Costello is the recipient of the Elmer Cupino, M.D., Psychiatric Nursing Award for excellence in psychiatric nursing and a recipient of the Pennsylvania Nurses' Association award for improvement in community health.  She has researched the role of mental health providers in the school district with emphasis on education of psychiatric illnesses and reduction of school violence.  She has worked with families providing education on domestic violence, coping skills, self-esteem and holistic care.  Ms. Costello has also presented to colleagues nursing guidelines for treatment, planning and documentation focusing on risk management and quality assurance; in addition, to presentations on transformational leadership in the healthcare setting.
Publications in Lehigh Valley Psychiatric Department's Synapse Vol 1(1):  Pharmacological  Treatment of ADHD, April 2013; and Vol 1(2):  Difficulty with Dual Diagnosed Patients, July 2013.

·         Psychiatric Evaluations

·         Medication Management

·         Stress Disorder

·         Bipolar Disorders

·         Major Depressive Disorders

·         Substance Abuse and Alcohol Abuse

·         Anxiety Disorders

·         Panic Attacks

·         Phobias

·         Agoraphobias

·         Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

·         Dementias (Alzheimer)

·         Schizophrenias

·         Schizo-affective Disorders

·         Psychosis

·         Weight Loss