Dr. David Byrne
Dr. David Byrne is a general practice clinical psychologist. He is beginning a practice at Oconomowoc at Peace of Mind Wellness. He also practices at Family Resources Associates in Watertown. He has been living and working in Watertown for over 18 years.
Dr. Byrne earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. His undergraduate degree was in Philosophy from Southern Illinois University. He has been trained in a variety of settings that included the Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic at the University of Illinois-Chicago, the maximum-security prison in Joliet, Illinois, the Student Health Services Clinic at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and the Student Health Services Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dr. Byrne's previous work experiences includes providing mental health services to students at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He provided mental health services to residents of rural and small-town northeast Iowa. He has worked with children and families with Child and Family Therapeutic Systems in Milwaukee. He volunteered to provide mental health services with the Watertown Area Cares Clinic for several years. For the last 18 years he has been in private practice in Watertown.
Dr. Byrne works with older children, teenagers, families, adults, married and unmarried couples, and older. He practices from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective and a mindfulness-based perspective but likes to collaborate and find what works with individuals. In addition, Dr. Byrne is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as other trauma treatment modalities. He works with people dealing with a variety of issues across the lifespan but is especially interested in concerns related to anxious and depressive disorders, trauma and PTSD, personality and relationship issues. Dr. Byrne believes that understanding the self as context in life, mindfully approaching psychological experience, and developing psychological flexibility are the keys to healthy growth and functioning. To discuss working together, please feel free to contact him by phone or email.