Hi, I'm Madeline! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Founder of Collective Wellness. I specialize in working with individuals battling anxiety and addiction issues. I take a holistic and client-centered approach to mental health counseling. This means that we will look beyond your mental health symptoms to fully understand your individualized needs and create a plan that works for you. 

 

Madeline Leitner

 MSW, LCSW

My Clinical Background

I attended George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in

St. Louis, where I earned a Master's Degree. I started my career working at a residential substance abuse treatment center. During this time I obtained my clinical license and gained invaluable experience working with individuals battling addiction issues and anxiety, as well as other issues such as depression, relationship problems, and grief/loss. 

 

I am dedicated to assisting clients in managing symptoms, changing behaviors, and reaching their goals. Research indicates that the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is the most influential factor in treatment progress. I strive to provide empathy, respect, and trust to ensure a lasting therapeutic alliance. 

My Personal Story

My struggle with anxiety has been a lifelong battle. It has presented itself in a number of ways throughout the years such as excessive worry, obsessive thinking, and issues of self-worth and body dysmorphia. These symptoms led me to seek therapy services on numerous occasions. My history of mental health issues and the relief I have found in therapy allows me to connect with clients on a deeply emotional level. I enter the therapeutic relationship with an understanding of what it feels like to be a client asking for help.   

My goal in sharing my personal story is to encourage others to share theirs. Healing is only possible with vulnerability. I am more than willing to share the details of my mental health journey if it is helpful for you. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions about my history with anxiety or my path to healing and wellness. 

© 2018 by Madeline Leitner

MSW, LCSW