Meet The STRESS Doc

Richard E. Madden, PhD, LCSW
Richard E. Madden, PhD, LCSW

With 47 years of clinical experience, post-graduate training and advanced credentials, Dr. Madden is eager to share his expertise with you for improved emotional well-being, personal effectiveness, relationship, and life satisfaction.

The STRESS Doc, Richard E. Madden, earned his MSW in Clinical Social Work and his PhD in Electromedical Sciences. He is licensed in New York State as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for the direct practice of psychotherapy with individuals, groups, couples and families.

Dr. Madden is the founder of Clinical Sleep Counseling and the Center for Sleep Counseling Studies where he trains other therapists in the behavioral treatment of insomnia. Dr. Madden is also a founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) and a past full clinical member of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

Dr. Madden is a Life Member and Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in New York City ( and is the author of Sobriety Self-Talk. He has been nationally certified as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (NACBT), and has been certified as a Biofeedback Practitioner (BCIA).

REBT/CBT is a modern, efficient and results-oriented approach toward achieving unconditional self-acceptance, frustration and discomfort tolerance, emotional control, elimination of self-defeating behaviors, mood management and improved love & work relationships. Dr. Madden defines this relative freedom from self-imposed emotional distress and self-defeating behavior as “rational living.”

professional credentials
Richard Madden (left) congratulating Bill Borcherdt (1942-2012) on his latest book while attending the post 85th birthday gathering for Albert Ellis in the Fall of 1998.


Years in Practice: 47 Years
License: New York / 016893
School: Adelphi University
Year Graduated: 1975

Additional Credentials

– Albert Ellis Institute for REBT/CBT / Associate Fellow, 1985
– Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine / Founding Member, 2011
– Founder & Past President, Center for Sleep Counseling Studies
– Founding Member, Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM)
– Life Member & Associate Fellow, Albert Ellis Institute for REBT/CBT
– Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist (NACBT-Past)
– Full Clinical Member, Assoc. Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT-Past)
– Certified Biofeedback Practitioner (BCIA-Past)
– NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

“I was in a situation that I perceived to be really bad. I often felt stuck, alone, and lost with zero options. I was losing control. Although I was stubborn about it, Dr. Madden hung in there and gave me the tools to help manage the stress and anxiety that was taking over and ruining my life. With his guidance all areas of my life have improved, and I can now look forward to a bright future, regardless of what it brings. Dr. Madden literally saved my life! Every time I hug my wife and kids, I’m thankful I called him instead. Thank you, sir!!”