Maddie’s approach to therapy is one of empathy, understanding, and validation. She creates a warm, positive, and secure environment to enable a safe space for each patient to share their challenges. She builds and maintains strong long-lasting relationships with each of her patients. Maddie empowers the client to build their confidence so that they can grow. She encourages her patients’ behavior and lifestyle growth and their development. This will help the client take their newly-learned skills with them throughout their life journey. To cater to each individual client’s needs, Maddie is always reading and researching extensively to learn more about new therapies and interventions. To her fullest ability, Maddie will provide as much care, support and healing to reach and maintain her clients’ needs.
Ages Treated | Children, Preteens, Teens, Adults
About Madeline Isaacs
Maddie received her Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Sociology and a minor in French, from American University in Washington, DC. She was introduced to a broad perspective of the study of human behavior. She then received her Masters of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago with a specialization in schools and a focus on working with children. She has gained experience working in high schools, in both academic and social-emotional settings, as well as junior high settings where she worked directly on the social work team.
Her most recent experience was working at an elementary school (pre k through 8th grade) as a school social worker. She has worked with children and adolescents dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, family issues, among others. Working with children and adolescents with those issues, she has used Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy in her sessions. Her ongoing motivation and drive to help her patients in the outpatient setting has allowed her to expand her experiences, knowledge, and support for them as a clinician/therapist.
- Brief Solution Focused
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Emotion Regulation Therapy
- Family Systems Therapy
- Feminist Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Relational Therapy
- Solution Focused Behavioral Therapy (SFBT)
- Strength Based Therapy
- Structural Family Therapy
- Trauma Informed Therapy