AMANDA DONATH, LPC

Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor and provides outpatient mental health counseling. She received her Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 and received additional graduate education through the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. Her undergraduate degree was in Sociology with a Health/Kinesiology Emphasis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She completed internship with UW-Hospital in the Acute Care Rehabilitation Unit, The Salvation Army, and working with individuals with traumatic brain injury at Counseling Resources Neuropsychological Associates in Madison.  Additionally, Amanda completed graduate work at the Medical College of Wisconsin on the trauma unit providing care to individuals with acute stress reactions, trauma, PTSD, and chronic pain conditions. 

            She has been providing outpatient therapy for the past eight years, and has experience treating clients in several settings that include, vocational rehabilitation, community-based settings, as well as inpatient and outpatient settings.  Amanda has experience and training in treating children ages nine and older, adolescents, as well as adults.  She is well versed in treating individuals with complex trauma and PTSD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, disordered eating, and trauma related conditions. Amanda utilizes a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as mindfulness-based skills to assist with client care.  In Addition, Amanda utilizes Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as other modalities to treat trauma.  As a former collegiate track and field athlete, Amanda also enjoys working with athletes to assist with the stressors of competing.  In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time working out, hanging out with family and friends, and spending time with her cats, Mo and Addy.

 

DAVID BYRNE, PSYD.

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.  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, acute and past traumatic experiences, 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.

 

AUDRA HOFFMAN, LMFT

Audra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing mental health counseling to teenagers, adults, couples and families. Audra has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, both from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

 Audra's primary areas of clinical interest and treatment are depression, anxiety, relationship dynamics, parenting, life cycle transitions, self-growth and personal development. Audra uses a Trauma Informed approach to support the inherent strengths and desired goals of those she works with.

Audra is authentic and down to earth.  She believes goodness-of-fit with your provider is paramount and collaboratively welcomes feedback.