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Madison West is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, which she received from Pepperdine University. Madison began her career in 2008 working with parents and children in the home where she first developed and implemented behavioral programs for children struggling with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges. The experience of working with families in a home setting was invaluable to her more recent work in a psychiatric hospital. It was there that she worked with young adults and families in need of support and crisis intervention.
Madison has completed advanced training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 of EMDR, or Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing. EMDR is a powerful treatment option that has successfully treated trauma, anxiety, panic, and many other emotional problems.
Madison comes to Vive with vast experience working with individuals and families in various settings but with similar goals in mind. This knowledge gives Madison an ability to understand and empathize, as her therapy aids her clients to experience positive change in their lives, moving from fear to freedom, from suffering to happiness.
A Southern California native, Madison relishes all things outdoors—preferably in the sunshine. In her downtime, Madison enjoys running, cooking, and adventuring with her husband, three children, and their micro pig, Buddy.