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When a family is impacted by a serious illness, the consequences can be lifelong and families can lose their vibrancy.

It can also be a time when those affected by the illness suffer silently or are unseen. My passion is helping women throughout the life cycle who have been raised by someone struggling with mental or physical illness and helping those struggling with illness to find ways to have healthy, positive connections with their families.

I offer a wide variety of services to help family members from age 8 through adulthood develop the skills they need to cope with – and recover from – impacts of illness, even if undiagnosed. I bring sensitivity, a breadth of knowledge, and respect to a collaborative relationship, helping my clients restore resilience.


Meet Amy Madson

When faced with a challenge, we can either live with it, find new coping skills, or make changes. As a therapist with a broad education and unique skill set, I am well-positioned to help you, your child, and your family develop new ways of facing challenges.

I have experience working as a licensed marriage and family therapist, am a fellow in the Association for Music and Imagery, and also as a board-certified music therapist. I also have extensive training in music and imagery techniques. I have worked in private practice with tweens, adolescents, adults, and older adults using psychotherapy, creative arts therapy, and music therapy. I have presented at conferences, published articles in my field, and supervised interns. I feel it is important to keep up to date on new developments in my field and very much enjoy doing so. I have worked in many levels of care, ranging from inpatient through outpatient, and I have worked in many settings, including: nonprofits, treatment centers, and schools.

Amy Madson, MA LMFT BT-BC

Amy Madson, LMFT FAMI


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