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Madeline Liakos

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Massachusetts
Anxiety -Bipolar disorder- Depression- Relationship issues- Trauma-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-

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Professional statement

Psychotherapy is a deeply personal process, and your relationship with your therapist is the most important factor in determining the success of your treatment. I am passionate about working with teens, young adults, and adults with moderate to severe mood disorders, trauma and PTSD, attachment issues, grief, and familial conflict. We will work together in identifying and resolving underlying issues that are contributing to your distress, closely attuning to how unresolved past experiences are informing your current functioning. We will explore your internal experiences and schemas, and how they can translate into your interpersonal relationships. These dynamics are often enacted through the therapeutic relationship, allowing for a corrective experience.

While I primarily work from a psychodynamic perspective, I also integrate skills-based therapies, such as dialectical-behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). These approaches provide invaluable skills for coping with trauma symptoms, emotion regulation, interpersonal functioning, and distress tolerance.

I am on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, where I work with the hospital’s most complex psychiatric patients. My prior experience includes community mental health, school-based therapy, and substance abuse treatment. I completed a post-grad fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy and am currently enrolled in advanced DBT training at Behavior Tech.

I offer both in-person appointments at my office in Belmont as well as Telehealth sessions. I do not accept insurance, but I can provide the necessary documentation to submit for out-of-network reimbursement. A limited number of sliding scale appointments are available for those that cannot afford the full fee.


Work and Education

Massachusetts General Hospital, Clinical Social Worker
Human Relations Service, Postgraduate Clinical Fellow

Boston College, Master of Social Work, 2020

Licensure

Massachusetts: 127367

Languages

English

Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

Madeline Liakos is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (50min)