Michael Madden, MFT
(805) 882-2424 x 107
Therapeutic Approaches and Perspectives
Michael Madden, MFT and Senior Staff Clinician at FTI for 27 years, works with individuals, (including children and adolescents), couples and families dealing with conflict, anxiety, trauma, attachment issues, performance issues, parenting, work-related stress, depression, pain, sexuality issues, grief, life transitions, family problems, self esteem, and domestic violence.
Along with the usual psychological, systemic, cognitive-behavioral, depth, and spiritual approaches to therapy, Michael frequently finds that healing is only possible through neurosomatic, felt-sense treatment modalities. Extensively trained and expert in EMDR and Brainspotting, he also utilizes Somatic Experiencing, mindfulness training and trance work to achieve deep, permanent healing.
Educational and Professional Training
B.A.: Psychology: Boston College
M.A.: Experimental Psychology: Northeastern University Masters research supervisor: Ken Forster, Ph.D. Linguistics Dept. M.I.T.
Ph.D. coursework completed, but dissertation not completed. Two years electron microscopy and brain research training. Supervisor: Edward Arees, Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health.
M.A. : Clinical Psychology, Antioch University
More than twenty advanced trainings in EMDR and Brainspotting
Extensive Training in Family and Couples Therapy at FTI, including Gottman Couples Therapy
Adjunct Faculty and Orals Examiner at Pacifica Graduate University since 1989. Adjunct Faculty M.A. and B.A. Programs Antioch University for many years.
Instructor Northeastern University
Past Relevant Experience
Three years as coordinator of SB Cottage Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Program
Private practice with Donald Slutzky, M.D.
Consultant: Postgraduate Medical Institute, Boston, MA
A lifelong Boston Red Sox and Miles Davis fan, Michael lives in Santa Barbara. Family, music, art, and a profound love of nature in all its forms are daily enjoyments.