Magdalen Marrone, LCSW
By visiting this page, you have already taken the first step towards change. It can feel daunting and vulnerable to reach out for help, but know that you are strong for doing so!
What It’s Like To Work With Me:
I begin by learning from you. I believe you are the expert on your life and that you know your child best. I will approach our work together with non-judgmental curiosity. When seeing children, I will meet with their parent(s) first. While we will likely talk about the challenges you are experiencing, I will also explore where your strengths lie as a family and as individuals. I will offer guidance based on my training and experience, but it is your strengths that will be the real vehicles for lasting change. I love to learn about client’s interests and passions and find creative ways to incorporate those into our work together. While I may share information or observations, bring in activities, or help you develop tools to address your concerns, I will ultimately follow your or your child’s lead in determining the course of treatment. I will not tell you what to do, but rather facilitate the process of self-discovery so that you can develop a sense of peace within yourself. Above all, I strive to create a safe space where clients are free to express themselves however they choose.
I grew up in the Texas Hill Country, just outside of Austin, and later moved to Massachusetts where I earned my BA in psychology from Clark University. After working in child development research, at a mental health crisis line, and in early childhood education, I went on to earn my Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. I completed practicums in the areas of foster care and adoption, and school social work. After earning my degree, I joined SAFE where I provided counseling to children struggling with experiences of domestic violence, trauma, behavioral concerns, and difficulties in their family or peer relationships. I love arts and crafts, and will often incorporate expressive arts activities into my sessions, along with play, sandtray, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and solution-focused techniques. I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and a Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner, and utilize these approaches both in my work with parents and in therapy sessions. I also have extensive training in trauma-informed care, and am currently undergoing training in EMDR, an effective therapy for treating trauma and the impact of distressing life events.
When not at work, I enjoy getting outside, working on craft projects, and watching my child explore the world.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Areas of Expertise:
– Children (4+), Tweens/Teens, Adults, Families & Couples
– Relationship Concerns (peer, family, romantic)
– Supporting Children Through Divorce
– Stress and Anxiety
– Grief and Loss
– Family Stress
– Life Transitions
– Emotion Regulation
– Behavior Concerns
$135 for 50 minute Individual
$145 for 50 minute Parenting, Couples or Family Session
Westlake Hills Office