Don DeMaderios

(LMFT, MA)

About Me

Hello, I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor with a Masters in Psychology. I work with individuals of all ages, cultures and beliefs. Additionally, I have certifications that specialize in various modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Military Families are Resistant (MFAR), Seeking Safety (SS), Guided Meditation and Motivational Interviewing. I work with clients who experience depression, anxiety, stress, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and psychotic disorders. I also support clients who are experiencing marital or relationship issues, parenting issues, teen concerns, life transitions, grief and loss, abuse, crisis, cultural and adjustment issues.
I have extensive experience with teens, individuals, couples, parenting and group therapy. I have worked with extensively with children from ages 5 to 19. I have provided professional therapy to children and parents of all ages with various challenges, including: ADHD, spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, mood disorders, emotional disorders, communication issues, bullying, self-harm, phobias and family conflict. I have provided therapeutic services on-site school campuses, in home and distance therapy. I support military families and the unique situations faced by them. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment that allows growth, change and goals to be achieved. My approach is collaborative, engaging and reflective while maintaining a balanced approach to the family system.
I provide tools and skills that can be used in managing life’s challenges. I work with what the teen presents and provide the necessary guidance and support to allow empowerment and positive outcomes.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #107645 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Oct 15, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 weeks

Don DeMaderios is AMAZING!!! I recommend him to anyone that asks me about counseling services.

Written by B.A. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with Don for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Don is awesome!

Written by H.O. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with Don for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coaching

I feel like I got lucky with Don- he’s good.

Written by S.U. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Don for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and family conflicts

Thank you Don! This process has been an amazing one, and looking forward to continuing.

Written by A.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

This is the first time my partner and I sought out couples counseling and with no prior experience in the matter, we were at first unsure how to proceed. Don is very reassuring and helped us get comfortable during our sessions. I can truly say that Don cares about his patients and we have developed a comfortable rapport with him and truly recommend him and his services for counseling.

Written by V.E. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Don for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

He is a kind, knowledgeable and willing to reflect what you as the client needs. He is not afraid to tell it like it is but remains tactful. If you are looking for a skilled, good and honest person-I highly recommend him for anyone.

Written by S.T. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Don for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Don is an excellent therapist. I have several co-morbid mental illnesses and other conditions. I have bipolar disorder, OCD, panic disorder, binge-eating disorder, and PTSD from abuse. He has helped me with every issue I have in a caring, nonjudgmental , healing way. He meets me where I am at and gently helps me to see alternative ways of being that are healthy all without shaming or judging. I have hit very low lows, and he is always there for me, shining a light to help guide my way so that I can find my way out on my own. He empowers you to learn to care for yourself and see things clearly, and to take care of yourself. As the old saying goes, he doesn't give you a fish to eat for a day, he teaches you how to fish so you eat for a lifetime. He has been a true blessing, and I rarely say that about people. I am not an easy person to win over. I have a hard time trusting people, men especially. And I trust Don implicitly. He is one of the best men, and that is rare and high praise coming from me. I recommend him as a therapist for anyone. He is adaptable, meets you where you are, doesn't judge, and helps you get to where you want to be. Can't recommend him highly enough.

Written by B.E. on Jul 07, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

the best

Written by C.A. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

My experience with Don has been really great. He offered advice I haven’t thought of or heard before. And my improvements were in a matter of days, not weeks. I really needed someone with his background so I believe teen counseling matched us well.

Written by W.I. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Don is a thoughtful and excellent listener. He is respectful of my circumstances and beliefs, and does not judge, but seeks to offer tools to help to cope with the challenges my thoughts can bring.

Written by J.O. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Don is amazing. He is completely in tune with my goals and my progress and I feel very comfortable with him. I am grateful for his help.

Written by J.A. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Don for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Don made a point of hearing and understanding the kind of help I was seeking. His approach was unique from others I’ve experienced not only because of his techniques that I could actively practice, but because he is a down-to-earth, genuine listener. The tools he taught me have helped me tremendously. His kind energy gave me to confidence to open up and try new ways to manage the stresses I was struggling with.

Written by C.H. on May 21, 2020 after counseling with Don for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Don is very easy to talk to, he explains himself clearly and makes you feel comfortable. You get what you give and if you allow Don to listen he will give you ways to manage yourself.

Written by A.M. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Don is a wonderful therapist. He has given me great and very useful advise, he always responds in a timely manner, and he is extremely personable.

Written by P.J. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Don is a very good listener and has very good advice about communication.

Written by R.A. on Apr 09, 2020 after counseling with Don for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Don is attentive, empathetic and encouraging. I am truly thankful for him and the safe space he is able to create.

Written by A.B. on Apr 09, 2020 after counseling with Don for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Don is a very wise man and gives me tools that I can use immediately which is great. Thanks Don for your help and guidance.

Written by I.A. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Great therapist!

Written by A.P. on Apr 08, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I feel safe and cared for when sharing with Don, and his listening skills are tuned to help me - even in places I was not previously aware of. I am very glad I took the time to reach out for help, and grateful people like Don are there.

Written by M.A. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Don instantly tapped into my past, present and future.

He urges me to stay in touch between sessions and he makes me feel understood.

I have enjoyed this method of therapy (tele therapy and dm-ing via the app) compared to my limited in person therapy experiences.

Written by T.I. on Mar 29, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Don listens, pays attention and makes solid, practical recommendations to help you work through the challenges you are facing.

Written by S.H. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Don for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Don does a great job breaking down a client’s problems and helping them get at the root issues on a fundamental level.

Written by C.A. on Mar 18, 2020 after counseling with Don for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mr Don was and is a bright beacon of hope for this very lost and sad girl. I hope to continue our session Don thank you for all your help so far.

Written by S.A. on Mar 13, 2020 after counseling with Don for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Thank you

Written by A.N. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Don for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Don is a great help I recommend this therapist to anyone who needs therapy. :)