Welcome to my practice and my website. My name is Madeleine Bertin and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) offering holistic, integrative, and person-centered psychotherapy for individuals in Fairfax, VA. My specialties include Eating Disorders, PTSD, Complex PTSD, & Dissociative Disorders, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders; and the often co-occurring issues of Self-Harm, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, low self-esteem, and interpersonal difficulties.
In my work, I seek to support every person's natural inclinations towards growth and healing by, first and foremost, co-creating a safe and secure relationship with each client. From this ever-deepening mutuality of trust I help my clients gain awareness, resources, and process through unhelpful patterns held on the somatic, emotional, and cognitive levels to create fundamental change.
I hold Level II certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, an intervention that heals both traumatic and developmental wounds, and, as an SP therapist my work is based in the science of somatic therapies, neuroscience, attachment theory, and cognitive approaches. I incorporate principles of Mindfulness into all aspects of treatment.
Reaching out for help can be daunting. With empathy and support I will honor your tremendous courage in taking this first step. If you are hesitant about therapy, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your concerns and help you decide if we might be a good fit.
"NOT UNTIL WE ARE LOST DO WE BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND OURSELVES."
- Henry David Tho