Madison is currently obtaining a bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology, concentration in counseling foundations, and a minor in leadership. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Madison plans to pursue a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling before becoming an adolescent psychologist. Madison has worked with adolescents for the last three years and has a specialized focus on behavioral health challenges.
As a residential supervisor at Mountain Valley Treatment Center, Madison utilizes aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy to help adolescents learn to manage their symptoms of anxiety and OCD so that they can live a meaningful life according to their values. Madison believes that unconditional positive regard and psycho-education can help teenagers understand how to handle stress, relate more closely to others, and make healthy choices for their future. Madison’s personal life experiences have driven her to become extremely passionate about helping others find hope in life and make progress toward their therapeutic goals.
When not working on her degree, Madison enjoys spending time at home with her animals, reading manga, playing video games, and dyeing her hair various colors. Not only does Madison enjoy spending time with her animals, but the residents enjoy frequently spending time with Madison’s dog, Bubby, on campus!