Hello! I’m Maudeen. I have been serving as a social worker since 1972 and as a counselor since 1990.
I received my graduate degree at California State University in San Jose and finished my License in Clinical Social Work in 1990. I worked with developmentally disabled children and their parents, had a private practice assisting those with depression, PTSD, anxiety and grief. I also worked with a Hospice as a Bereavement Coordinator, counseling bereaved children, individuals and groups.
I have been married 37 years and we have one child. I was privileged to be a long-distance care-provider for my mother in her final years, a difficult and wonderful experience. I also learned about the necessity of consistent self-care for care-providers.
I am told that I have a warm, kind and approachable style. I work from the premise that you are the expert of you. I am here to help facilitate your growth. With teamwork, I am sure that we can find the right answers for you, the right way to live your unique life and follow your unique dreams.
My work is an eclectic approach, combining styles from different sources that I like because they work well. I value EMDR for PTSD and the client-centered approach of valuing your viewpoint, emphasizing your strengths, encouraging you to make small steps toward your goals. From my own experience and my work with others, I think that journaling is the quickest way to reach self-understanding, self- compassion and to reach goals that match who you want to be in this world. I enjoy giving homework, offerings of possible questions you can journal and suggestions of possible communication skills who can try with family and friends.
I closed my counseling office in 2018, wrote a book and am now building an online coaching business. I would be happy to use my life coaching skills with you, if needed.
I am both religious and spiritual. I honor my church. I practice meditation and yoga and see the sacred, the beauty and the validity in all spiritual practices. I believe every church, synagogue, temple, mosque is blessed by God. In my grief work, I have a specialty in helping people heal from a separation their original beliefs and the corresponding guilt.
I hope that my life experience and my professional education and can assist you and help you make choices that are your own. I seek to be a good mirror and reflect back what is important to you.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
OR LCSW L3139
WA LICSW 61483198
Maudeen is a kind and compassionate person. Our video visits were pleasant.
Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Maudeen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders
I am enjoying and benefitting from therapy with Maudeen. She is easy to trust & easy to like. I highly recommend her.
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Maudeen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Maudeen is great! I was skeptical going back into counseling, after a bad experience. She has made me feel comfortable to where I can open up.
Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Maudeen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
Maudeen is understanding and supportive!
Written on Oct 13, 2022 after therapy with Maudeen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief
I appreciate her .
Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Maudeen for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, and adhd
Maudeen is very supportive. Her suggestions about areas of my life where I need help are always on point. She has been there for me through some of my darkest days.
Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Maudeen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes