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Maddie Alvaro , MA, LPC

Palatine, IL

Online & In-Person

Accepting new clients

About me

I obtained my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College, with a specialization in trauma. My practice includes work with children, adolescents, and adults related to issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, sexuality, relational stress, identity, religion, and existential despair. I have experience working with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, mood dysregulation, trauma responses, adverse childhood experiences, sexuality, gender, youths exhibiting sexualized symptoms, painful life transitions, and strained family relationships. In addition, I have completed research centered around sexual and gender identity with specific attention to distress within familial and religious contexts.

I believe that effective child therapy requires engagement with the child’s family system and
other systems related to their daily life and functioning. I have a collaborative approach to child
therapy and believe in creativity and play as primary components of expression in the therapeutic process.

In working with adults, I am interested in delving into concerns of relational health, religious
trauma, sexuality, and the impacts of society and systems on an individual. I work from a
relational, trauma-informed, strengths-based, and culturally sensitive framework. I build from a
CBT and client-centered approach to therapy while being attentive to the impact of the past as it
relates to current issues.

I aim to foster an environment of safety, creativity, and collaboration where individuals can feel
empowered to grow and flourish.



Fees and insurance

Specialties and clinical interests

Therapy types

Community specialties


Vine Counselling Center, LLC

800 East Northwest Highway
Suite #503
Palatine, IL 60074 US


Office is ADA Accessible

Years in practice


Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Kids & Tweens (5-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals
  • Parents & Caregivers


  • English

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