My name is Madeline Colon and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Counseling Center. I am excited to work at the Counseling Center to provide you with support as you navigate your academic and personal growth. As a first generation Latina college student, I received my Bachelor of Social Work from Rutgers University in New Jersey and shortly after moved to Hawaii so I could pursue my dream of living on a tropical island and surfing. I eventually attended the University of Hawaii for my Masters in Social Work where I began my passion for counseling college students. I believe in a wellness model derived from my time in Hawaii to support students to achieve optimal physical and mental health. My counseling approach is client centered, strength focused and a nonjudgmental approach. I enjoy working alongside a diverse student population to foster multiculturalism that respects a client's cultural identity as well as their individual characteristics. My integrated approach to counseling is derived with influences from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused therapy and mindfulness. I am also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals!
Clinical Interests: My professional interests include anxiety and depression, suicide prevention, psychotic disorders, health and wellness.
Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish.
Approach to Supervision/Training: Integrative Developmental supervision style
Affiliation/roles: Lead organizer for the Campus Connect Suicide Prevention Trainings; Member of the National Association of Social Workers