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Amy Madson offers a wide variety of services to help family members from age 8 through adulthood develop the skills needed to cope.

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New Group: Emerging with Love

The goal of this group is to provide a supportive space for adults who were raised in families that struggled with emotional immaturity. Group members will develop awareness of ways they can honor their needs while being in relationship with others, improve self-compassion, develop emotion regulation skills, and improve their capacity for secure relationships. I am offering this virtual group from 12:00-1:00 or 1:15 (depending on what is most helpful for group members) on Mondays and space will be limited to 8 people and will run through insurance. Group will meet weekly and group members are asked to commit to at least 4 consecutive weeks in group before graduating. (Group members are also welcome to attend weekly for as long as is helpful.) Each group will contain a mindfulness component, educational component, and the majority of time for group discussion. Please let me know if you are interested in joining or if you have any questions! Group members will be admitted based on goodness of fit and on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, please feel free to pass along to anyone you know who could benefit.

“Difficult Parents Group is forming!”

I am thrilled to announce that Difficult Parent Group is returning! I am building a supportive group of 6-8 people who are bravely facing the challenges of navigating adulthood when their families of origin have instilled negative messages that make it really hard to have self-compassion, emotional regulation, effective boundaries, and feel safe in their connections with loved ones.

I am reaching out to you in case you or someone you know would be interested in joining. This group is tentatively scheduled for either Tuesday or Thursday from 11:30-1 or 12-1, but the timing will be based on what works best for group members.

I am aiming to start the week of May 11th. Prior to the start of group, each group member must either meet virtually for a 20-minute meeting or an hour-long intake depending on whether or not they currently have a primary therapist. Please inquire for details regarding payment and insurance coverage. We will meet virtually through the end of the summer given the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please email me at amy@amymadson.org to learn more or register.

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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.

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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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How Do You Feel At Home In Yourself?

Many of my clients have been affected by growing up in difficult families of origin. This can be due to a parent’s illness, stressors that significantly impacted family dynamics, and even just a difficult personality fit between parents and the child. From experiences...

January Newsletter

How do you want to show up in 2018? Last year my words were true and fabulous. This year, I am letting wise, strong, and loving guide me. A coach I have worked with (Michelle Stimpson -- http://www.lifeshinecoaching.com/new-year/) helped me cultivate a practice where...

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