"The Soul is an artist, and your life, its grand masterpiece."
- Collin McFadden
My name is Collin McFadden. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (L.M.F.T.). Psychotherapy is my passion. From the beginning I have been honing my personality for this profession. I have always been an introspective person, loving the Psyche. When I was growing up, I was interested in science and religion. As I got older, I became interested in the idea of healing. I began studying every type of psychic healing of which I could find literature on. In my early twenties, I began my own psychoanalysis with a very prominent analyst in the Seattle area. This experience further propelled me towards a career in the psychic healing profession.
A psychotherapist can only be as effective as they are able to work with deep layers of Psyche. They are only able to work with their patients on a level as deep as they have worked on themselves. My extensive and deep personal psychoanalysis have acquainted me with deeper levels of Psyche than most individuals are acquainted with.
I am a psychotherapist working mostly in the depth tradition. Psychotherapy with me works on very deep levels of the personality, allowing for lasting change that continues to take place long after psychotherapy with me ends.
I pursued my undergraduate education at Seattle University, eventually yielding a BA degree in Psychology. While in school at Seattle University, I began working at Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences department, working as a research coordinator on studies on trauma and trauma recovery, depression, drug and alcohol use, and spirituality.
After I graduated from Seattle University, I took part in an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Depth Psychology program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. While taking part in this program, I began an internship at Catholic Counseling, doing psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and teens. Upon completion of my M.A. program, I began working at Catholic Community Counseling.
I am currently a member of the Board of Directors at The Center for Object Relations, a training center for psychotherapists in Seattle, WA. I have taken part in a two year training program there, a year-long infant observation class, as well as much other training offered there. As a member of the Board of Directors at The Center for Object Relations, I help craft training programs and events for psychotherapists. I am currently in supervision with prominent Seattle psychotherapist, Thomas Saunders, M.S.W.
I am currently in a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA.
I am very interested in the intersection between psychotic and creative processes. I have also spent a lot of time researching psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions. I am very interested in human spirituality and role of religion in psychic processes. I am also very interested in the process of seduction and role it plays in the healthy psyche. I continue to research and publish on the art of psychotherapy.
Outside of the psychotherapy, my interests are spending time with loved ones, writing, reading, eating good food, working out, and traveling.