Madeline Barger, MS, LMFT, BCBA, AASECT-CST

Madeline Barger, MS, LMFT, BCBA, AASECT-CST

Short Description
Madeline Barger provides education, consultation, and mental health services and treatment for neurodiverse individuals both in private practice, I AM Autism, LLC and as a Lead Clinician for The Waisman Center Autism Program and specializes in teen and adult support.

Madeline Barger is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Certified Sex Therapist through the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists in Madison, Wisconsin. Barger is one of very few clinicians with these credentials and experience in the United States.

Madeline studied Music Performance and Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Marriage and Family Therapy at Edgewood College, Behavior Analysis and Autism at Ball State University, Indiana, and Sex Therapy and Sexual Health at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Additionally, Barger holds a certificate in internet psychology and is a certified group treatment provider.

Barger has worked professionally with autistic people, ages 2-60, since 2009. Barger also has personal and life-long experience interacting with neurodivergent children and teens. Madeline provides behavioral, mental health, and sexuality treatment and education to autistic individuals, couples, and families. She uses systemic, non-judgmental, and evidence-based approaches and authors original works specific to this population. Madeline provides consultation and training on sex therapy and mental health treatment with autistic people on an international scale. Barger is published as an expert in autism and sex therapy across the United States.

Madeline enjoys working with an interdisciplinary treatment team as head of teen and adult autism treatment at The Waisman Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The core tenet of Barger’s work is the belief that every person has the right to safe, accurate, and individualized sexuality education, therapy, relational and pleasure experiences.

7818 Big Sky Dr. Madison, WI
ZIP Code
Location by County/County(ies) served
Ages Served
Middle School Age, High School Age, 18-21 years old, Adults
Funding Sources
Private Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare