Brian Madvig, MDiv, PhD

Director of Clinical Services

Brian Madvig, MDiv, PhD has a breadth of clinical experience and training working with children, adolescents and adults in both psychotherapy and psychological testing. Believing healthy relationships to be key in achieving and maintaining mental health, Dr. Madvig often focuses on the things which disrupt those relationships. 

Dr. Madvig's expertise is in the treatment of depression, anxiety, marital and family problems, recovery from abusive experiences, grief and loss issues, divorce issues, faith issues, adjustment to chronic medical illness including cancer diagnoses, behavioral problems, parent skills training, and learning disorders.


Healthy relationships are key in achieving and maintaining mental health. I often focus on the things which disrupt those relationships.

Brian is the author of 33 Weeks of Ordinary: Finding the Extra in the Ordinary. The book is a collection of personal stories about growing up, being a parent, losing loved ones, questioning what you believe, finding yourself anew—the commonplace and wondrous moments of life. Click here to find out more about 33 Weeks of Ordinary

Brian also enjoys telling stories and speaking with audiences, both large and small, about his book and about a number of other topics as well. Some of the topic titles include:

  • The Seven Keys to Becoming the Perfect Parent
  • Creating Through Loss
  • Stories Connect. Stories Remind. Stories Heal.
  • Name It and Stay: Communication for the Sake of Relationship
  • Speaking of Doubt: The Other Side of Faith
  • Gone Wireless and Lost Connection: Finding Ways to Stay Connected in the Technological Age.
  • Expecting, Exploring, and Expressing Conflict (with Bob Auger, LMFT)

Along with Bob Auger, Brian facilitates conflict mediation within church congregations. He has been mediating conflict within churches and other organizations for over ten years. Brian earned a certificate in Mediation Skills Training from the Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies and is a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution.  Click here to find out more at Helping Congregations Heal. 

Brian also consults with residential facilities for developmentally delayed adults.

Dr. Madvig received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. When not in the office, you might find him on a local golf course.

To contact Brian, call the Northfield office at (847) 784-8814, ext. 0, or the Wheaton office at (630) 462-7005, ext. 13.