Maddie Vann, M.Ed., NCC, RYT200
Resident in Counseling
Maddie is a resident in counseling focusing on family therapy, group therapy, and individual counseling. She has also had the opportunity to work with clients seeking recovery from addiction. Her modalities are structural family therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness practices. She seeks to bring the creative process into therapy through music, art, movement/breathing, nature-based approaches, and narrative work that supports clients’ efforts to be the authors of their own lives. Her work with families has focused on improving family communication, structure, discipline, resilience, and connectedness.
Maddie has worked with a wide range of clients and concerns, and prioritizes a safe therapeutic space for families, couples, and individuals to work towards their goals. She assists clients in examining their sense of meaning and purpose, and strengthening their social and spiritual connectedness and enhancing their areas of control in their lives. Maddie takes a strengths-based and affirming approach with clients who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, major life/school/career transitions, relationship challenges, grief and loss, and other mental health and life concerns. She believes social justice and advocacy can play a role in the therapeutic process, and is comfortable working within systems such as schools and agencies to support clients as they advocate for themselves.
Maddie completed her counseling degree at the William & Mary School of Education in May 2019. While there she worked with 10+ families in the New Horizons Family Counseling Center, and with substance use clients through the New Leaf Clinic. She also served as a counselor at The Farley Center. Prior to beginning training in counseling, Maddie had a career that included freelance writing, public relations, and public health. She also completed her yoga teacher training at Shanti Garudasana, the yoga school situated within William & Mary.