Akanksha Madan

Counselor

Akanksha Madan, MA., LLPC, CCPS-c, received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health counseling from South University. Akanksha’s advanced trainings include: Partner Betrayal Trauma, utilizing a Multi-dimensional Partner Trauma model designed by The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS); Marriage Therapy utilizing The Gottman Method designed specifically for marriage or cohabiting couples; EMDR Trauma Therapy utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR); and Individual and Family Therapy.

I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families, dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and abuse (see list below). I also focus on helping individuals and couples to connect and communicate in a respectful and healthy way in which promotes a foundation of acceptance, trust, and commitment.

Akanksha Madan, MA., LLPC, received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health counseling from South University and is currently working on her EMDR and Multi-dimensional Partner Trauma (CCPS) certification.

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Partner Betrayal Trauma: Whether you recently discovered your partner’s sexual betrayal or have known for quite some time this is still a traumatic experience, I can help you understand how you have been impacted and help you get your life back. I can help you co-create a recovery plan that will help you heal. Betrayal trauma impacts many areas of the partner’s life including emotional, physical, spiritual, sexual, financial, self-worth, and self-image. Betrayed partners experience broken trust, lies, deceit, manipulation, gas lighting, and abuse – all of which create a heavy impact to one’s life and relationships. This type of abuse creates trauma that runs deep into one’s heart and soul.

Marriage Therapy: I am trained in utilizing the Gottman Couple’s Method. I can help your marriage build greater communication and empathy along with building a secure foundation of acceptance, trust, and physical and emotional intimacy. Couples will complete a thorough assessment of their marital relationship and integrates research-based interventions. By utilizing this specifically designed assessment, I can help the couple identify areas of relational strengths and areas that need some improvement.

EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment to process and resolve traumatic memories. This model “jump starts” the natural healing process which has become “stuck” over time. It is evidence-based, research shows clients complete treatment in 1/2 the time of traditional talk therapy, and require less to no psych meds at the end. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. As a trained EMDR therapist I work with people who have experienced specific traumatic events, as well as people who experienced negative childhood experiences that have had a cumulative effect on their mental and physical health as adults. I help treat the root of depression, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, attachment or anger issues, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Complex PTSD and various forms of Personality Disorder in a trauma-sensitive, empathic manner through EMDR Therapy without re-traumatizing the client. I utilize a humanistic based therapy style which incorporates strength based and person-centered foundation to empower the client’s I work with.

Individual/Family Therapy: Individual and Family therapy is a type counseling that can help I individuals and family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. The goal is to identify and address problems individuals may be struggling with and/or struggles within the family system. These issues could be emotional, psychological, or behavioral. Through individual/family therapy, I can help you and/or family members set healthy goals which are designed to improve individual empowerment/family dynamics, solve individual/family problems, provide greater understandings and handling special individual/family situations, and create a better functioning life balance/home environment for all.

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Qualification and Experience

  • Master of Arts in mental health counseling from South University
  • Master of Science in counseling and psychotherapy from Nagaland University (India)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Delhi University (India)
  • Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS-c)
  • Utilizing The Gottman Method Marital Therapy
  • EMDR Trained

Akanksha’s Counseling Experience Includes:

  • Abuse – domestic violence emotional and sexual abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anti-social personality
  • Anxiety and panic attack
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline personality
  • Boundaries
  • Co- dependency
  • Depression
  • Eating disorder
  • EMDR
  • Greif and Loss
  • Marriage counseling/therapy
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Partner Betrayal Trauma
  • Phobia
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-esteem (self-worth, self-image)
  • Self-Harm
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Trauma and Crises
  • Weight loss

Memberships:

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Psychology Today
  • EMDARIA

    · APSATS