Madeline Guarino, MSW, LCSW, graduated with a Masters of Social Work Degree from Florida State University. Madeline is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida and is an approved Clinical Supervisor for Registered MSW Interns. She also graduated with a Bachelor in Social Work from The University of West Florida. Madeline completed internships with Shelter House (domestic violence shelter), The Department of Children and Families and the Healthy Families Florida program.
Madeline provides therapy to adults, couples, and families and her experience include a wide range of environments and populations. She specializes in the areas of couples therapy, anxiety and panic, depression, and military issues. Madeline is bilingual and fluent in both English and Spanish.
Anxiety disorders and mood disorders/depression have always been a focus of Madeline’s practice. Madeline has worked diligently to help clients deal with the difficulties of anxiety, panic, depression, and their effect on their lives. She has helped clients make progress by using evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and Rational Living Therapy, with a solution-focused approach. These methods include utilizing breathing techniques, visualization, relaxation skills, biofeedback stress management, and more.
As a facilitator for the state-mandated parenting through divorce class, Madeline assisted families for nearly three years in Okaloosa and Escambia counties. She accomplished this by educating parents on positive parenting skills, conflict resolution, as well as empowering them to assist their children through this emotional process.
She continues to help them cope in private practice; assisting families find a delicate balance and instilling healthy relationships, even after the difficulties of divorce.
Madeline has worked with at-risk youth and their families, helping them deal with the struggles many faces during their challenging teenage years. By working with both parents and their adolescents, families can progress towards finding compromise and gain a better understanding of each other.
Madeline uses a practical, compassionate, and strengths-based perspective to help clients move through their life crises and toward a healthier lifestyle. It is this rational, positive approach that helps clients resolve their issues and find a more balanced life.