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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
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 , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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
LMFT #107645 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
Don DeMaderios is AMAZING!!! I recommend him to anyone that asks me about counseling services.
Don is awesome!
I feel like I got lucky with Don- he’s good.
Thank you Don! This process has been an amazing one, and looking forward to continuing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don is a very good listener and has very good advice about communication.
Don is attentive, empathetic and encouraging. I am truly thankful for him and the safe space he is able to create.
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.
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.
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.
Don listens, pays attention and makes solid, practical recommendations to help you work through the challenges you are facing.
Don does a great job breaking down a client’s problems and helping them get at the root issues on a fundamental level.
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.
Don is a great help I recommend this therapist to anyone who needs therapy. :)