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Madeleine Brunk Therapy Austin

Madeleine "Maddie" Brunk, LMSW

she/her/hers

Supervised by Mary Beer, LCSW

Starting out in therapy can be daunting – whether you’ve been in therapy before or are trying it for the first time. Congratulations on taking the first step! My name is Maddie, and I am excited to meet you and to work towards your goals together.

You are the expert on your experience, and ultimately, you are the only one with the power to confront your fears and problems—but that does not mean you have to do it alone. Therapy is a space where you can access affirming, non-judgmental support, as well as someone to work alongside you to achieve your goals. I know first-hand how motivating it can be to have supportive people in your life who are invested in your growth; I hope to be that person for my clients.

Many studies have shown that the quality of the relationship between a client and their therapist is a critical factor in the effectiveness of therapy. I work to create as warm and equal a relationship as possible by being open to suggestion and criticism, and working hard to cultivate an empowering therapeutic environment. It is important to me that my office is a safe space for people of color, LGBTQ+ people, disabled people, and anyone else who has experienced marginalization in any form. I recognize the impact that systemic oppression has on mental health, and hope that through our work together we will find ways not simply to “cope,” but to thrive. Our identities and experiences impact our every relationship—with family, friends, colleagues, partners, and ourselves. For this reason, I encourage open conversation about identity as part of work related to families of origin, intimate relationships, and self-esteem/self-exploration.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Social Work, both from UT Austin. I have professional experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals, people with depression and anxiety, and Autistic people. In my free time, I like to socialize with my friends, play with my dog (her name is Honey), do crafts, and learn new things.

If you decide you want to work together, you can contact me at 512/201-4501, ext. 270. If I am not the right fit for you, I wish you luck finding a counselor that you click with!

More about Maddie

Area of Expertise

Trauma-Informed, Anti-Oppressive Practice

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodivergence affirming

Disability and Chronic Illness

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

South Banister
South Slaughter

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Loneliness
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Struggles with Food/Eating
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Spirituality
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual expression
Questions about Gender
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
ADD/ADHD
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Substance Abuse

Techniques & Experience

DBT friendly
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Career counseling
Integrates art therapies
Trauma-focused
Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Mindfulness modalities
Experienced in eating issues
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying

Qualities

Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Focused on practicing skills
Youthful
Active sense of humor
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys treating young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQ friendly
Trauma focused
Spiritually sensitive
DBT friendly
Mindfulness modalities
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Career counseling
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Integrates art therapies
Experienced in eating issues
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Mary Beer, LCSW-S
Private Austin Address
512/529-0313
mbeer1234@yahoo.com

Contact Maddie

512-201-4501 ext 270
Work with Maddie

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  • Main
    1415 W. 51st St, #1
    Austin, TX 78756
  • Annex
    5052 Burnet Rd.,#205
    Austin, TX 78756
  • North
    8500 Shoal Creek Bldg. 4 #202
    Austin, TX 78757
  • Banister Lane
    4009 Banister Lane, #430
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Slaughter Lane
    1213 W. Slaughter Lane, #130
    Austin, TX 78748
512-201-4501
Monday - Friday
6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 8pm

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