Madeline is registered with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers, as well as the Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick Associations of Social Workers. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression and Anxiety and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Madeline received a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Criminology and Sociology from Saint Mary’s University, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria, and a Master of Social Work (Healthcare) from the University of Waterloo. She has worked in various social work settings, including mental health, child and family, and victim services.
Madeline employs a holistic approach that builds upon the strengths and resiliency within a person, with an integration of the social determinants and barriers to client health outcomes. She values working with clients across all social locations to recognize internal and external stressors caused by experiences of oppression, trauma, hardship, and violence.
Madeline believes in a therapeutic relationship that is strengths-based, tailored to the client’s needs, and promotes empowerment, autonomy, and self-determination. She aims to be self-reflective in the helping process and places value on providing clients with a genuine, respectful, listening presence and a conscientious, client-centered support system.
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