Madelaine Claire Weiss

Madelaine Claire Weiss

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Board Certification in Executive, Career, Life Coaching Masters of Business Administration, MBA Career Coach Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Washington DC Accepting Online
West End Not Accepting In-person
Updated February 26, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Board-certified executive, career, and life coaching
  • Work-life balance
  • Stress management
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Madelaine Weiss is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Master of Business Administration, and Board Certified Executive, Career, and Life Coach who connects with clients through virtual sessions from her Washington, DC office. She specializes in work-life transitions, quality, and growth; as well as more general anxiety, stress management, relationship, and self-esteem issues.

Clients often come to Madelaine when they’re experiencing stress, including but not limited to work stress stemming from highly demanding and/or executive positions. As a coach, she integrates her extensive knowledge of psychodynamics with concrete tools that her clients can take away at the end of the session. Such techniques might include using mindfulness as a tool to reflect on issues before moving forward in a clear, resolute manner. Most, if not all, of her sessions end with an action plan so that clients can make concrete, tangible progress in chosen areas of their lives.

Madelaine has a business background herself, having gotten her MBA from the Boston University Graduate School of Management, and having held numbers of executive positions throughout her career. She enjoys using a blend of firsthand context with a warm, encouraging, open, direct, and neutral perspective to help her clients find satisfaction and success in their lives.

To ensure goodness of fit, initial phone consultations with Madelaine are ~45 minutes, and free of charge.

Message to clients

Hello, I am a Harvard trained practitioner and Board Certified Coach with more than 30 years experience helping people to make their dreams come true. In our work together we would define where you want to go in your life, and how you will get there, with a special emphasis on what's in the way. You may work on one or more parts of your life. Since 'You are You' wherever you may go, you may find that gains you make in one part of your life can significantly improve other parts too. You will decide which part(s) of your life you want to work on. These may include: Work, Play, Family, Friends, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Money, Romance...

From me you may expect neutrality consistent with my perspective that you are the best person to be in charge of your life. And, you may expect some warmth and humor, as 'I am I' wherever I may go too. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Wishes,


Board-certified executive, career, and life coaching - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Work-life balance - Balancing overall wellness with overwhelming stress and expectations at work; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Madelaine Weiss is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (45min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note


West End practice
L Street Northwest, Washington, Washington DC 20037
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Tue Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Wed Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Thu Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Fri Varies; please inquire for hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Set Up Appt:
  • Wed Set Up Appt:
  • Thu Set up Appt:
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 1998 - Present
Harvard Medical School, Associate Director, Anatomical Gift Program, 2000 - 2013
InterNational Risk Management, Chief Organizational Development Officer, 1996 - 1998
Acton Mental Health Associates, Administrative Director/Treasurer/Psychotherapist, 1985 - 1990
Comprehensive Mental Health Systems, Psychotherapist, 1981 - 1985
Emerson Hospital, Clinical Social Worker, 1980 - 1981

Erickson International for Board Cert. in Coaching, BCC, 2019
Mediation training in accordance with M.G.L. ch.233 § 23C MWI, Boston, Mediation Training, 2013
Harvard Law School, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, 2012
National Center for Dispute Settlement, Mediation Training, 2002
Boston University Graduate School of Management, MBA, 1991
Simmons College School of Social Work, MSW, 1980
Harvard University Mental Health Services, Clinical internship, 1980
University of Massachusetts, BA, 1977


Washington DC: LC50079624

Massachusetts: 113373