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Meet Our Team

Amy L. Hoffmann  LCSW, SAC

Owner & President

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor and earned my undergraduate degree at UW-Madison and my master’s degree in Social Work at Rutgers University. I have experience as a therapist working with children, adults and couples.

As a therapist in private practice, I assist clients with identifying their challenges and strengths, so they can face their future in a stronger frame of mind. I choose therapeutic approaches that best fit each client’s needs, often utilizing an integrative approach that blends various therapeutic modalities.

I strive to help my clients regain a positive outlook, as well as rebuilding their strength and resiliency to face life’s challenges and stressors. I offer a safe environment for individuals to work through past hurts, find freedom from ongoing struggles, grow in their true self, and thrive in their lives and relationships. I will help you to develop strategies to manage life's challenges and capture your strengths and help you be empowered through personal growth and change. I am Trauma Certified and trained in several modalities but believe that you are the expert in you.

Holly Belle "Holly" AKC Registered

Therapy Dog
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Holly Belle "Holly" is an AKC Certified female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Holly has earned her AKC Star Puppy & AKC Canine Good Citizen titles and is currently working towards becoming an AKC Registered Therapy Dog. Holly utilizes many approaches in her therapy practice, specializing in snuggles, face sneezes, snoring loudly and requesting belly rubs. She strives to create a calm, yet fun and engaging atmosphere, as she helps clients process through the challenges of everyday life.

Brenda Hunter  M.A., LPC


Brenda B. Hunter, M.A., LPC (WI), LCPC (IL) has 25+ years of experience providing therapeutic,
supervisory, and administrative services in mental health in her roles as mental health therapist, clinical
supervisor, program manager, and clinical director working with non-profit organizations. Prior to her
supervisory and administrative roles, she had over 10 years of direct clinical experience working with
individuals, couples, families, and groups with a diverse array of mental health, trauma, and substance
use disorders in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, inpatient/outpatient
neurological rehabilitation hospitals, adolescent and adult residential Substance Use Disorder and
Mental Health group home programs, and outpatient community mental health settings. Brenda has
had over 15 years’ experience providing EAGALA model services in a variety of roles, including trainer,
mentor, clinical director, and director of member services. She was a founding member of the ethics
committee and served as Chair of this committee from 2008-2014.

Kristen Golat    LCSW


Kristen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her undergrade degree in sociology at Illinois State University and her master’s degree in social work at UW-Whitewater. Kristen has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She has over 5 years of experience postgraduate.


Kristen is passionate about working with individuals to guided them to achieve their therapy goals. Kristen believes in a strength based and person-centered approach, and meeting individuals where they are at. She wants all her clients to feel heard and understood. Kristen desires to create a space for all individuals to feel safe and respected

Angelina Lochner    APSW


“The decision to start individual therapy is an empowering first step toward healing and self-improvement. Whether someone is hoping to process deep childhood trauma, manage mental health symptoms or simply find more effective ways to cope with life stressors, I offer space for all. I specialize in working with teens and adults in managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and other general mental health concerns. Additionally, I take interest in exploring women’s issues, gender identity, navigating relational conflict, processing complex traumas and coping with life transitions.   

Utilizing DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and mindfulness-informed, evidence-based interventions, I aim to cultivate a relatable space for clients to make change. My goal is for you to feel comfortable and motivated to work toward your self-identified goals. I approach sessions with a balance of humor and honesty, all while providing warmth, and individual support. My therapy practice is trauma informed, strengths-based, anti-oppressive, LGBTQ+ affirming and sex-positive. If you feel that I may be the therapist for you, please inquire about setting up an intake session. ”  

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