Madeline Vanek

(LCSW, MSW)

About Me

My name is Madeline Vanek and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Texas with experience providing individual, family, and group therapy. Since graduating with my Masters of Social Work in 2012, I have worked with individuals diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. Many of my clients struggle with negative and/or debilitating thoughts, anxiety, self-esteem issues, stress management, and maintaining healthy relationships.

In my work, I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as person-centered and attachment-based modalities. I can help you recognize some of your underlying problem areas, identify and utilize your strengths, and adjust your thoughts and behaviors to see things differently. Every person is unique and I use an individualized approach for each client.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #56662 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by M.O. on Jan 04, 2021 after counseling with Madeline for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Madeline has really helped and supported me throughout my journey with anxiety and depression and a multitude of other problems. She listens and guides me while letting me figure out solutions and plans that work best for me on my own. She has really helped me change my life in the last 6 months.

Written by A.M. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Madeline for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I know Madeline would want me to give myself credit for doing the hard work to create positive change in my life, but without Madeline creating an unbiased, safe & non-judgemental space, pointing out my negative thought patterns & teaching how to reframe old thought patterns, and help solve for new behavior patterns that support my goals, I would not have been able to process the trauma I've need to. She's highly skilled, has clear boundaries, and is very knowledgable in her field. Highly recommend.

Written by C.H. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with Madeline for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

Madeline is a great counselor who helped walk me through many life transitions and especially through my anxiety. She helped me find the correct tools to handle life events and anxious moments. I learned how to process my emotions in healthier ways and how to employ better coping tools when my anxiety was high. With her help I was able to see a huge change in outlook when challenged by life.

Written by E.M. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with Madeline for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

She’s great!

Written by S.A. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Madeline for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Madeline is incredibly easy to have conversations with and always asks the right questions to help move through issues or to think about things in a different way. She always offers up different perspectives to help navigate difficult issues.

She also has a great memory for specific details from past conversations which helps to make each session feel meaningful. I would highly recommend Madeline for anyone looking for a counselor.

Written by C.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Madeline for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Madeline is a gift. If you ever wanted a practical, non stuffy counselor, she is it. Talking with her during my sessions is like having coffee with a dear friend that doesn’t mind that you’re venting or crying. She truly is wonderful.

Written by L.A. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Madeline for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is amazing.

Written by J.A. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Madeline for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thank you for listening so far you don’t know how much our few messages have done for me!

Written by S.C. on May 23, 2020 after counseling with Madeline for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I’ve worked with Madeline for a few months now, and she has helped me make so many positive changes in my life. She’s soft and kind and welcoming but also doesn’t shy away from telling me things I need to hear. Things that no one else would say.

She’s very quick with chats and accommodating with scheduling. I couldn’t have asked for a better counselor and experience so far!

Written by S.Y. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Madeline for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

I’ve only had 2 video appointee with Madeline and I already feel so much more comfortable and relaxed than in any counseling session I’ve had before. She asked me exactly what it was I wanted to focus on and achieve and has helped me look into smaller things as well. I look forward to all that I learn from her and to grow and move forward with my life!

Written by S.H. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Madeline for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

She makes me feel so accepted and safe with what I tell her. It was only for a short time, but she is really good.

Written by W.I. on Mar 27, 2020 after counseling with Madeline for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Quick replies with key insights. Am looking forward to doing more with Madeline V.