A Bit About Madison

History

I was born and raised in the suburbs of the Metro-Detroit area, where I continued on locally to pursue my dreams. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Oakland University before continuing my education at the Michigan School of Psychology earning my Masters in Clinical Psychology. Throughout my Master’s program I spent time at a community mental health practice where I worked with adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health concerns. I also have experience working with more acute mental health diagnoses in an inpatient setting. I love working with children, teens, young adults, and families. For most of my adolescence I was a competitive dancer and deeply understand the diet culture teens are exposed to today, including the pressure felt on a daily basis to be thin. I was able to overcome my own struggle with body image and have a passion for helping teens do the same. I am currently immersing myself in the world of eating disorders amongst adolescents, utilizing FBT as the gold standard, and so look forward to growing within this specialty.

I feel honored that my job allows me to work with clients, and watch them grow into the best version of themselves. I look forward to hearing about you as an individual and listening to your story. I utilize a non-judgmental and compassionate approach through psychodynamic modalities, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other mindfulness based approaches.
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What a session with madison looks likE

I treat each of my clients with empathy, understanding, and care. When we have a session together, I can promise you’re in a truly safe space where you are free to discuss the challenges going on in your life. I strive to create a comfortable and positive setting for my clients where I can support you wherever you are in your journey. I am here with open ears and a guiding hand to go as fast or slow as you are comfortable with. Every client is unique, and each person’s path in life is different. I will work with you to create a plan specific to you and your needs, and at a pace that you feel comfortable with. I have dealt with my own mental health struggles and sought my own support, I know what it’s like to be in your shoes. Knowing I can be that helping hand for others, making a difference in their life, is priceless. “Be who you needed when you were younger,” is a phrase I often say to myself and share with clients as a reminder that I understand many of the struggles you are going through and that I am right there with you during this time when you need it most. I aim to instill hope and ensure that you don’t feel alone. Each person’s suffering is different, but my own struggles have shaped who I am and I can only hope yours can do the same through the tools and conversation we share and the amazing work you put in.

Healing is not linear, it takes hard work and dedication. I promise to work with you at your preferred pace, but will also challenge you to sit with your discomfort. I will be your personal cheerleader, but also challenge you. Sometimes therapy sessions are difficult, but those are the moments you see the greatest growth within yourself!

The Nitty Gritty

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Minor of Sociology – Oakland University // Master of Clinical Psychology (LP) – Michigan School of Professional Psychology

License Info:  COMING JULY

NPI Number: 1538637590

Please note:

Every human being was created to be a unique, worthy individual. Not every human being is dealing with the same medical conditions, life stressors, genetics, injustices, etc. It is vital that we remember this. I ask that when you read the contents of my site, you too remember this and remember that your needs may be different than that of your relative, neighbor, partner, or friend. While one person may need to add more stimulation to their life, another person may need to take activities away. While one person may need to be more social, someone else may need more time to themselves. Comparison is the theif of joy! We are all in different places with very different stories. These stories make us who we are and who you are is what we hope to help you honor.