My name is Madrone Phoenix. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with advanced training in Trauma Studies and certified in Restorative Justice Practices. I specialize in short term, goal-focused treatment utilizing a range of modalities such as CBT, DBT, Positive and Resilience Psychology, Somatic Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Yoga, Mindfulness/Meditation and Motivational Interviewing. In addition to my experience above, I also offer additional short term and adjunctive treatment in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, often integrating Internal Family Systems and Complementary and Alternative Medicine into treatment.
As a mixed race, queer-identified Buddhist, I have an intimate understanding of the complex culture, family systems and personal identity can influence one’s life and educational experience. My work with each client is viewed through intersectionality and strengths-based lens. I consider carefully the importance of culture and identity(ies) have on presenting symptoms. My practice is restorative in nature, social justice based and trauma-informed. I use brain-based principles while being grounded in cultural humility, emotional intelligence, passion, and dedication. My natural gifts in communication and kind presence helps others to feel at ease.
I am privileged to support individuals through self-exploration, identity challenge/change as well as managing daily stressors, particularly adjustment to new life circumstances, challenges with sleep, time management/ organization, feeling homesick, struggles with anxiety such as with test taking, performance and/or socially, struggles with depression including screening and referring out as needed for suicidal ideation, as well as substance use/abuse and overall self care.