“For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Madaline Eck believes in the inherent strength, goodness, and worthiness of each person, and considers the opportunity to be a part of the healing process an extraordinary privilege. She also believes that regardless of the obstacle, every person has the potential not only to heal from what troubles them, but to continue growing beyond their struggles to live a life they are proud of.
Madaline strives to create a space where her clients feel safe and supported to work on whatever it is they may need – whether that’s a good cry, a listening ear, a thoughtful way of making sense of the world, or laughing together at a silly joke. There are many ways to heal, and Madaline is passionate about finding the best approach for each individual who trusts her with their care. She believes that the best way to do this is to take the time to deeply get to know and understand her clients, working together in a way that is aligned with and informed by her clients’ own personal values.
At Foundations Counseling, Madaline Eck works with a variety of clients who seek services, including:
- Mental Health Counseling and Wellness – anxiety, depression, sexual and gender identity issues, grief and loss, trauma and abuse recovery, self-esteem, art therapy, spirituality, PTSD, eating disorders, adjustment, assertiveness training, boundaries
- Relationship and Couples Counseling – couples counseling, communication, codependency, intimacy concerns, boundaries, conflict resolution, dating and breakups, blended families, second marriages, problems with in-laws
- Life Transitions – life coaching, life stages, spirituality, disability issues, gender-affirming treatment and surgery, establishing self, miscarriage, natural and/or sudden death of a child, spouse, pet or loved one, grief and loss, restoring meaning to life
- Relationship Dynamics – family relationships, conflict resolution, communication skills, violence or abusive patterns, generational trauma, attachment issues and disorders
- Individual Counseling – abuse, empowerment, self-esteem, stress, issues of race and multiculturalism, LGBTQ+ issues, perfectionism, panic attacks, self-worth issues, abandonment issues, trauma
Madaline Eck is a Marriage and Family Counselor. She has a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and German Studies from Creighton University.
Madaline’s prior experience includes a counseling position at Journey Mental Health Center in Madison, WI, and working in memory care with individuals with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. In addition, she has worked at Boys Town Youth Home in Omaha, NE and previously held a position as a Day Program Specialist at OMNI Behavioral Health Eating Disorder Clinic. Madaline utilizes techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Process Theory, Trauma-Informed Care, and many other approaches to create the right therapeutic blend for each client.