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Madeline Watkins(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
FloridaIndiana
Anxiety -Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Phobias & fears-Skin picking (excoriation)-Social anxiety-Panic attacks / panic disorder-

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Professional statement

Madeline Watkins is a mental health therapist offering telehealth therapy sessions to Florida and Indiana. She works with preteens - adults and in addition to private practice, has 25 years of experience working with adolescents in a school setting. She has advanced training in the area of Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). Most of Maddi’s clients come to address OCD and related disorders.

Maddi is trained in Inference Based CBT, Exposure Response Prevention, Com-B, and Habit Reversal Training. Other non-specific OCD therapeutic interventions include Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting , Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. She uses an integrated approach in order to tailor personalized client treatment plans, meeting clients where they are and allowing them to feel supported and understood.

Maddi's style is warm, non-judgmental, and personable. When clients first start therapy, she works to understand the client's goals and establish a relaxed atmosphere, as well as provide psychoeducation.

Maddi received her Masters in Educational Counseling from Indiana State University in 1996 and in 2007 earned her LMHC and began a private practice. She loves the beach, spending time with family, and her cats.


Message to clients

As I will be getting to know you, here are some things about me. I was born in FL and adopted by my parents, from New York City. We moved to the Indianapolis area, and it was there that I grew up an only child. As a child/teen, I struggled with pre-verbal trauma, belonging, anxiety, school stress, and family dynamics. This led me to an interest in pursuing psychology.

Throughout my 28 year career, I noticed a large increase in anxiety disorders. I have dedicated my professional development to continuing to learn the latest and most effective evidenced-based interventions for anxiety and OCD. This knowledge, in addition to the bond I create with my clients, provides a space where you can end the cycle of anxious thinking that controls your life.

Whether you are someone who has tried therapy before, or if the idea of therapy is scary and overwhelming, I invite you to meet me during my free consultation. I have known a wide variety of people from all different backgrounds and life experiences, both in my practice as well as personally. The most important thing to me is that you do not feel judged and that we meet collaborative goals that allow you to enjoy your life.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 28 years

Maddi Watkins LMHC LLC, Therapist/Owner
Penn High School, Counselor
Partner's Counseling, Therapist/Owner
Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, Therapist Intern

Bethel College, LMHC, 2007
Indiana State University, Masters in Counseling, 1996
Indiana State University, Bachelors in Psychology, 1993

Licensure

Florida: MH22006 - Indiana: 39001909A

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)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Phobias & fears - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear, anxiety, and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces

Skin picking (excoriation) - Support around tolerating anxiety, stress, and boredom; reduction or elimination of compulsive skin-picking behaviors; strategies for developing alternative coping mechanisms.

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours

I offer a free 30 minute telehealth consultation. Session availability differs weekly.


Insurance

  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (55min)
  • Sliding scale:$120 - $200

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed