My name is Meagan Maddocks, and I specialize in working with clients who are living with chronic illnesses. I have been working as a registered clinical counsellor for 20 years; and I have had the opportunity to work in community and in hospital settings supporting clients who are struggling to balance life's challenges and joys.
When you are living with a chronic illness this balancing act is more difficult, and takes more energy. Sometimes a task you wouldn't have give a second thought to before, now requires all the physical, emotional and mental energy you have for the entire day, if not week.
Based on my personal and professional experience, I know that there are ways to support and manage the balancing act of living with chronic illness and I look forward to working with you.
My approach is using a variety of modalities to support and empower clients to trust in their ability to manage and move forward as life presents different issues to balance. I also emphasize that you are the expert in your life, and what you bring into your counselling session is what we work on together. I provide a genuine and empathic space that is warm and non-judgemental.
My background includes:
Adlerian therapy, Solution focused therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Person-centered therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strength based therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Visualization, Mindfulness and Meditation & Body centered therapy.
I specialize in supporting clients who are living with chronic illnesses. Some of my clients live with ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Type I and Type II Diabetes, MS, Lupus, Epilepsy, Arthritis, as well as many other complex and chronic illnesses.
Whether it’s living with a new diagnosis or living with a long-standing diagnosis, these diagnoses can impact relationships, work, future goals and cause complicated grief & loss issues; as well as increase depression & anxiety.
Some of the tools and support I offer include pacing, somatic presencing, vagus nerve exercises, and other ways to increase the parasympathetic response that is minimized living with chronic illness. The mind and body connection are central to my work with you.
If you would like to make an appointment, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appointments are available Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays between the hours of 10 am and 4:30 pm.
PLEASE NOTE: I now meet clients VIRTUALLY by phone or video sessions.
My fees are $160 (+gst) per 50-minute individual session. Appointments are usually scheduled once a week, or every two weeks according to client's needs, preferences and energy levels.
Payment is accepted by e-transfer at the end of each session. A receipt will be provided following payment and may be submitted for reimbursement to your insurance carrier, if applicable.
Missed appointments not cancelled at least 24 hours prior will be charged in full if the session cannot be filled.