“Facing fears and doing hard things is a courageous and difficult process, but a process that works in overcoming anxiety and OCD. I feel excited every time I help someone embark on this journey. I am always amazed at the amount of strength others have, and I am excited to see the transformation that occurs. I am so honored to help others regain their lives back.”
Approach to Therapy
Madison’s approach to treatment is supportive and collaborative. Madison strives to partner with her clients in embarking on the change process. She utilizes a direct, yet empathic approach to help clients confront their fears in a gradual manner in order to live a life in line with their values. Madison believes it is crucial to involve a patient’s parents and significant others and often collaborates with loved ones so that they can best support the patient throughout treatment. Madison’s goal for her patients is to gain the tools and skills to address their anxiety effectively and independently.
Experience and Training
Madison received her BS in Psychology from Wake Forest University and completed her masters of social work at the University of Chicago School of Social Services. Madison completed her clinical internship on the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit at Lurie Children’s Hospital conducting individual, family, and group therapy. Madison has experience both in higher level of care and outpatient settings. Prior to working at The OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center, Madison was an Exposure Therapist on the Complex Anxiety and OCD Track in the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs at Compass Health Center. She also served as a Child and Family Therapist at a private practice in the Western suburbs treating children with depression, anxiety, OCD, and specific phobias. Madison strives to utilize evidenced-based therapies and foster a supportive, yet direct therapeutic relationship where clients can challenge and overcome their fears. She has extensive experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Based Treatment.
More About Madison
Madison is originally from the Western suburbs. In her free time, Madison enjoys spending time with family, Pilates, andtrying different restaurants in the Chicago area.