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Couples Therapist: Madison Zundel, MS
Meet Madison Zundel, therapist at the Center for Couples and Families.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Madison Zundel enjoys working with couples, families, and individuals who are exploring who they want to be in their relationships. Her approach confronts patterns head on, fostering growth in complex relationships quickly. She has a unique ability to connect with children and teenagers at a deep emotional level which allows them to explore their emotions responsibly. She uses humor and pop culture to create an environment where they can feel understood, and learn a vocabulary for their new experiences.
Madison sees therapy as an opportunity to experience authentic relationships with people, creating a butterfly effect for a more grounded and resilient life. She believes that we experience ourselves through our relationships. She creates an environment where clients increase compassion and acceptance of self and others. Madison encourages creative problem solving, you will have new experiences you didn’t even see as possible.
She utilizes child centered play therapy allowing children to process emotions in their own emotional language and provide a safe place to practice setting limits to express emotions responsibly. Through this language of play the lines of communication between parent and child are opened. She has training from Garry Landreth the creator of child centered play therapy.
Madison practices EMDR utilizing natural neurological processing similar to (REM) sleep. Which can be valuable to clients who have experienced a traumatic event or a traumatic relationship that gets stuck and creates emotional reactivity that doesn’t fit with the present moment. She has completed EMDR basic training and is accruing hours toward EMDR Certification.
Madison completed her Bachelor of science in family studies, and continued her education at Argosy University graduating with a Master of Arts in marriage and family therapy. When not working or continuing her education she enjoys hiking…more like strolling through tall pine trees, boating, camping, cooking and eating food with lots of salt and butter, enjoying time with family and friends.