Hi, I'm Madison.
My pronouns are she / her.
I’m a queer therapist who works with folks who've been marginalized because of their sexuality and gender identity.
Our work together will give you the space to process, to heal, and to set new goals.
As a queer person who has sought out my own therapy, I know how difficult it can be to find an affirming therapist. Even if your identity isn’t central to your therapeutic goals, know that every part of you will be welcome in our work. My therapeutic style is collaborative and anti-oppressive. My approach is integrative, using tools from a variety of therapeutic modalities (e.g., psychodynamic, relational, narrative, CBT, DBT) that are best suited to each unique client.
areas of expertise
I have received advanced training and certification in supporting clients with the following
queer lesbian bisexual gay intersex asexual pansexual trans nonbinary
genderqueer agender kinky polyamorous
everything nothing something else
anxiety classism depression family and relationship conflict
grief homophobia life transitions
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) oppression
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) racism self-esteem issues
sexism stress transphobia trauma
What should I expect at our first session?Our first session will center on us building a common understanding of what has brought you to therapy. It's very common for clients to feel nervous about the first session, so I'll make room for us to talk about that as well to increase your comfort. Our first session is also an opportunity for you to get a better sense of what it feels like to be in therapy with me, and to ask any questions you may have.
Are sessions confidential?All information presented in therapy is confidential and protected by the standards outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). There is a very specific set of circumstances in which I am required by law to disclose private information without consent in order to protect you or others from serious harm, and they are: - If you discuss plans to seriously harm yourself - If you discuss plans to seriously harm someone else - If you discuss the current and active abuse or neglect of a child or an elderly person Outside of the circumstances listed above, your information will only be shared with your consent.
How often do you meet with clients?I meet with clients weekly. At the start of our work together, all clients are given a regular weekly spot in my schedule.
Do you meet with clients in person?I meet with clients in person and virtually. My in-person office is in Long Island City, Queens. Virtually, I'm licensed to work with clients residing anywhere in NY, NJ, and CO.
What forms of payment do you accept?I accept Venmo (@MadisonMcCullough), PayPal (email@example.com), and Zelle.
When do you collect payment?I ask that all payments be submitted prior to session.
What is your cancellation policy?I request that any cancellations be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment. If the cancellation occurs less than 48 hours before the scheduled appointment time and we are not able to reschedule, you will be responsible for paying the full fee for the missed session.
Do you accept insurance?I do not take insurance. Please check with your insurance provider about your out-of-network behavioral health coverage to see if you’re eligible to receive reimbursements for our sessions. If so, I can send you monthly superbills that you can submit directly to your insurance company. Please note that insurance companies sometimes require a diagnosis in order to cover services.
frequently asked questions
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Since the start of Covid-19, I've been meeting with clients via telehealth. Research suggests that teletherapy is a highly effective alternative to in-person therapy. Some of the benefits my clients have highlighted include the convenience of scheduling flexibility, eliminating stressful commutes, and having therapy in an environment that's comfortable to them. A major benefit for me is getting to meet my clients' pets! I am fully licensed to provide teletherapy to folks residing anywhere in New York, New Jersey, & Colorado.
Madison McCullough, LCSW
30-10 41st Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
Our work together will give you the space to process, heal, and grow. All aspects of your identity will be validated and nurtured in our sessions so that you can access the most authentic version of yourself. Please reach out if you have any questions about my work or therapy more broadly. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
I am currently accepting new clients in person in
Long Island City, Queens, and via video in
New York, New Jersey, & Colorado.
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