After finishing her medical training, Dr. Amato returned to her hometown of Billings with her family to start clinical practice. She founded Montana Psychiatry in 2009 along with Drs. Deborah Malters, MD and Belinda Hartley, MD. In addition to her private practice through Montana Psychiatry, she has worked with AWARE and Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch (YBGR) to provide mental health services to children and adolescents in the region. Dr. Amato is passionate about finding cutting-edge, innovative ways to prevent and treat mental health disorders that have not responded to traditional interventions. She received training in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and other non-invasive brain modulation techniques at the Brain Stimulation Laboratory of Medical University of South Carolina and has been providing TMS to patients in the region since 2015. She has been providing IV ketamine therapy for treatment of depression and other mental health conditions since April 2016. She is an integrative psychiatrist who looks to blend traditional treatment tools, like medication and talk therapy, with specialized integrative medicine testing, genetics, nutritional supplementation, and lifestyle education and interventions to design personalized treatment approaches that target the root causes of illness. Dr. Amato believes that early intervention is critical when people are affected by emotional, behavioral, cognitive and learning disorders. Mental health should be looked at in the context of an integrated mind-body approach. Especially in cases of children and adolescents, early diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders is essential in promoting healthy development.