As a Licensed Social Worker, Maddie has experience working with adolescents, adults and the geriatric populations on issues such as chronic illness, trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, bereavement, depression and anxiety. Maddie earned a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Loyola University Chicago and an undergraduate degree (BS) in psychology and biology from DePaul University. While at DePaul, Maddie contributed to research on the manifestation of depression in low-income urban youth and its effects on resiliency. During her graduate training, Maddie predominately worked in crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy and mental health in healthcare while maintaining a role in a highly populated emergency room providing crisis intervention services. Prior to joining Clarity Clinic, Maddie worked as a critical care and trauma social worker embedded within some of the busiest emergency rooms and intensive care units in Chicago. Maddie’s passion to help with her counseling expertise while assisting clients who were in the midst of life’s most traumatic moments is where her appreciation for the power of the therapeutic alliance grew.
Maddie approaches therapy from a strengths-based perspective, seeking to make sure that her clients feel understood and validated. Maddie exemplifies this by fostering a collaborative relationship built on empowerment, mutual respect and non-judgement while striving to make the therapy process as positive as possible. Maddie utilizes a combination of evidenced-based techniques including CBT, person centered therapy, solution focused therapy and mindfulness while simultaneously incorporating holistic aspects of wellness.
Aetna • Blue Cross Blue Shield • Cigna • Humana • Medicare • Tricare • United • Self pay
Addiction/Substance Abuse • Adjustment Disorder • Adult Psychotherapy • Alcoholism • Anger Management • Anxiety • Autism • Bipolar Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • DBT/CBT • Dementia • Depression • Divorce • Domestic Violence • Eating Disorder • Family Psychotherapy • Gender Dysphoria • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Insomnia • LGBTQ • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Marriage/Couples Counseling • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Narcissism • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • Occupational Difficulties • Personality Disorder • Phobias/Irrational Fears • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Schizophrenia • Self Esteem • Sexual Dysfunction • Sleep Disorder • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Women's Health Issues
Education and training
- Masters in Social Work