"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. "

Carl Rogers

Madeleine Wojcik (She/Her/Hers)
Psychotherapist Intern

The Work

I am currently pursuing my Masters in Clinical Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I am passionate about working with adolescents and young adults, and my clinical experience so far has been working with this population.  I believe that the therapy session should be a collaborative approach, and that the client is the expert in their own life. I am an affirming partner in your journey to discovering, accepting and loving your authentic self.  I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions-focused therapy, trauma-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and working through a non-oppressive lens. I also take an anthropological approach to therapy, helping the client to understand how their own personal human experience relates to the larger society and context that they live in to help better discern the cause of, and remedies for, their suffering. As I continue in school I am hoping to learn more about ecotherapy/nature therapy. I encourage spending time in nature and love to brainstorm with and support clients in ways to connect to their source of spirituality to boost growth and healing. 

A little bit more about me --

Groups you feel knowledgeable about/allied with/or part of.  Examples taken from Inclusive Therapists include:

Teens & Young adults, adolescent girls, Living with Chronic Pain/Illness, LGBTQIA+ Allied, Gender Non-Binary, BIPOC allied, Neurodivergent populations, trauma survivors, those suffering with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, eating disorders, survivors of child abuse, etc.

Education/certifications -- your degrees and certifications.

  • BA in Political Science from University of Maryland, College Park
  • Pursuing MSW at University of Maryland, Baltimore


Trainings/Readings --

  • Recent Trainings: Leading for Equity, Anti-Racism and Diversity (L.E.A.D) Institute Spring 2023 Cohort
  • Recent Trainings: Leading for Equity, Anti-Racism and Diversity (L.E.A.D) Institute Spring 2023 Cohort
      • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
      • The Highly Sensitive Person- Elaine Aron, Ph.D.
      • Will I ever be Good Enough? – Karyl McBride, Ph.D.
      • When God Was a Woman, Merlin Stone
      • The Dance of Anger- Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
      • The Whole Brain Child – Daniel J. Siegel, MD, Tina Payne Bryson, PHD.
      • The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
      • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
      • Fighting Invisible Tigers -Stress Management for Teens
      • White Fragility  by Robin Diangelo 

Fun facts -- three fun facts.

  • I’ve hiked the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim twice and Half Dome in Yosemite!
  • Not such a fun fact, but I am a cancer survivor, and have been for 12 years!
  • I grew up doing musical theatre, and my favorite genre is tap dancing! 
  • I love fruit and vegetable gardening, my favorite thing to grow are fresh chamomile flowers for tea and cantaloupe.  

Therapy Services and populations/dx you might refer out for -- (i.e. -- eating d/o, sex therapy, etc.)

  • Couples, families