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MADELAINE ROMITO, LPC
 

Madelaine is a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in the treatment of Eating Disorders and OCD. 

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CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

Madelaine is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in recovery from eating disorders and body image concerns. Madelaine began her clinical career working in a partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) eating disorders treatment program. There, she provided individual, group, family, and meal support therapy for people 12 to 76 years old with diverse backgrounds and co-occurring mental health conditions. After working in Higher Level of Care, Madelaine provided individual counseling at Northern Illinois University as part of a doctoral program in counselor education, which she is currently pursuing. Madelaine helps coordinate National Eating Disorders Awareness Week activities on campus and, through federally-funded research, provides app-based mental health support for adult women with anorexia.

In addition to eating disorders, Madelaine has experience working with anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body-focused repetitive behaviors, perfectionism, people pleasing, identity development, relationship concerns, and LGBTQIA+ concerns.

MADELAINE'S APPROACH:

In the spirit of the practice, Madelaine believes in the value of being authentically you. As such, she aligns with the Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating frameworks, affirming well-being for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities and reinforcing that “all foods fit.” Madelaine strives to establish a safe therapeutic alliance as a springboard for clients to explore their relationships with food, body, and themselves. Her style is collaborative, direct, and at times lively. Laughter is no stranger in therapy with Madelaine!

 

Several modalities inform Madelaine’s integrative approach to therapy. She pulls from evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). She also incorporates compassion-focused and emotion-focused techniques to help clients improve how they relate to themselves and others.

Equally important, Madelaine is committed to social justice and intersectional feminism as shown by her work in advocacy and research. Madelaine conducts research related to eating disorders, body image, and weight stigma and contributes to efforts acknowledging diversity among people with eating disorders. For example, Madelaine serves on the Academy of Eating Disorders’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee.

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