Madelaine Claire Weiss

Madelaine Claire Weiss

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Masters of Business Administration, MBA Board Certification in Executive, Career, Life Coaching
Accepting new clients for appointments (updated June 10, 2020)
Offers Online Sessions

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, balance, 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, particularly 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.

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 20-30 minutes.

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+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)


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

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

Madelaine Claire Weiss is accepting new clients who are paying the fee of $250 per session, either by PayPal upon invoice after each session, or by another arrangement as may be agreed upon by Madelaine and her client.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

West End practice

2425 L Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20037


  • Mon Varies; please inquire for hours
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  • Sat Varies; please inquire for hours
  • 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
Administrative Director/Treasurer/ Psychotherapist, 1985-1990
Comprehensive Mental Health Systems, Psychotherapist, 1981-1985
Emerson Hospital, Clinical Social Worker, 1980-1981

Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Harvard Law School, 2012
Mediation training in accordance with M.G.L. ch.233 § 23C MWI, Boston, 2013
National Center for Dispute Settlement, 2002
Boston University Graduate School of Management, MBA, 1988-1991
Simmons College School of Social Work, MSW, 1978-1980
Harvard University Mental Health Services, Clinical internship, 1978-1980
University of Massachusetts, BA, 1974-1977



Therapy Groups

Madelaine Claire Weiss
Crisis Coping and Change Management 101

Discover new perspectives and tools for work, play, love, and life in this online group designed to help participants cope with current crises and change.