Amanda Neckar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked in the mental health field for nearly 20 years beginning after graduation from Viterbo University with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Addictions Studies. After working in the mental health field for 10 years Amanda returned for her Masters of Social Work degree at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Amanda been working in the Northwestern Wisconsin area for nearly 10 years as an outpatient mental health therapist. Amanda believes in the importance of building a therapeutic relationship as a method for healing. She can focus on this in therapy by extending compassion, curiosity, and a non-judgmental attitude to the people she is working with. Her approach is to partner with the people she’s working with to identify individualized goals for managing whatever is bringing them in for therapy. Amanda enjoys working with people living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, intense emotions, personality disorders, chronic pain, and medical conditions, post traumatic stress disorder, and other life stressors.
Amanda has a special interest in working with people who have experienced trauma within their life span. She has additional training in trauma processing modalities such as, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting Phases 1 and 2 and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1. Amanda also has experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness.
Amanda works primarily with teens and adults throughout the life span. She welcomes people of all backgrounds and identify as a LGBTQ+ ally.
If you’re interested in working with me or have questions about if these approaches might be helpful for you, please get in touch with me at 22 A Day Counseling at 715-598-1865.