Maddie Straup, M.S.
As a Doctoral Practicum Clinician at the Chrysalis Center, I wish to use my wide range of training experiences to help you develop an authentic and healthy relationship with yourself and with those around you. Because we as humans are relational in nature, both our past and present experiences in relationships impact our development and overall well-being. Through a collaborative style, I hope to help you more fully know and understand yourself to produce more empowering and enduring changes that help you live a more fulfilling life. If you think I can be of assistance, please give me a call.
I view therapy as an open, non-judgmental, and safe space to process one’s experiences, thoughts, and emotions, as well as a space to develop tools and skills to better address the problems in one’s life. I prioritize meeting you where you are, respecting your intersecting identities, and helping you navigate the path of where you want to be. I place particular focus on developing a strong therapeutic relationship based in warmth, empathy, compassion, and unconditional acceptance. By creating a secure and collaborative environment, I hope to encourage curiosity and exploration, as well as the development of a supportive relationship that values authenticity, self-reflection, self-expression, and mutual commitment to growth. This process can lead to increased well-being and resiliency.
I am currently pursuing my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of North Texas. Through this program, I have had the opportunity to work with clients of diverse backgrounds and identities, ranging from adolescents to adults across the lifespan. I have learned many modalities and interventions to assist clients with a variety of concerns such as isolation and loneliness, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional avoidance, low self-esteem, role transitions, multicultural and identity concerns, relational concerns, and building distress tolerance. Although I take a more relational and emotion-focused approach to therapy, I also enjoy integrating various evidence-based interventions when needed (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy).
Fun Tidbit: In my free time, I enjoy traveling, watching Netflix, being in nature, and spending time with my partner, family, and friends.