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Madeleine "Maddie" Brunk, LCSW
she/her/hers
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in ADHD

Starting out in therapy can be daunting – whether you’ve been in therapy before or are trying it for the first time. Congratulations on taking the first step! My name is Maddie, and I am excited to meet you and to work towards your goals together.

You are the expert on your experience, and ultimately, you are the only one with the power to confront your fears and problems—but that does not mean you have to do it alone. Therapy is a space where you can access affirming, non-judgmental support, as well as someone to work alongside you to achieve your goals. I know first-hand how motivating it can be to have supportive people in your life who are invested in your growth; I hope to be that person for my clients.

Many studies have shown that the quality of the relationship between a client and their therapist is a critical factor in the effectiveness of therapy. I work to create as warm and equal a relationship as possible by being open to suggestion and criticism, and working hard to cultivate an empowering therapeutic environment. It is important to me that my office is a safe space for people of color, LGBTQ+ people, disabled people, and anyone else who has experienced marginalization in any form. I recognize the impact that systemic oppression has on mental health, and hope that through our work together we will find ways not simply to “cope,” but to thrive. Our identities and experiences impact our every relationship—with family, friends, colleagues, partners, and ourselves. For this reason, I encourage open conversation about identity as part of work related to families of origin, intimate relationships, and self-esteem/self-exploration.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Social Work, both from UT Austin. I have professional experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals, people with depression and anxiety, and Autistic people. In my free time, I like to socialize with my friends, play with my dog (her name is Honey), do crafts, and learn new things.

If you decide you want to work together, you can contact me at 512/201-4501, ext. 270. If I am not the right fit for you, I wish you luck finding a counselor that you click with!

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MORE ABOUT Madeleine

Rates

Starts at $175/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Trauma-Informed, Anti-Oppressive Practice

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodivergence affirming

Disability and Chronic Illness

Specializations

ADHD

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

South Banister
South Slaughter

Works With

Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Issues Related to Oppression
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Spirituality
Substance Use
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
DBT trained/informed
Focused on practicing skills
HAES/Intuitive eating
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Integrates art therapies
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Trauma-focused

Qualities

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Career counseling
DBT friendly
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Experienced in eating issues
Focused on practicing skills
Friendly & direct
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Integrates art therapies
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Mindfulness modalities
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Spiritually sensitive
Trauma focused
Warm & caring
Youthful

ADDITIONAL INFO

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512-201-4501 ext 270

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