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Inner Well Counseling & Art Therapy

Mayda (Madeleine) Taney

M.A Counseling?ArtTherapy, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

(206) 304-1954

Inner Well Counseling & Art Therapy
824 S 309th Place
Federal Way , WA

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Inner Well Counseling & Art Therapy
824 S 309th Place
Federal Way , WA
(206) 304-1954

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(206) 304-1954

Inner Well Counseling & Art Therapy

Mayda (Madeleine) Taney

M.A Counseling?ArtTherapy, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

I work with all ages. My approach and philosophy is a blend of down to earth practical problem solving, compassionate and calming, coaching and teaching about how to change behavior, manage overwhelming feelings such as anxiety attacks, suicidal thoughts, shame, depression related to LGBTQ, ADHD & PTSD. With my 14 years as a Special Ed teacher I am a great help with helping parents with difficult children, helping with school issues, help you with dealing with Special Ed teachers and problems. I am the queen of behavior modification techniques and developing token economies tailored to the family culture. And with all this hard work and difficult feelings I am a cheerleader always looking for the good in a situation. Ya gotta have some fun and get some perspective. Art therapy provides a big toolbox of activities to help visualize change, problem solve, learn mindfulness, focus on the positive, develop new skills, reinforce new thinking skills and learn to play and relax (this is so important for anxious and depressed folks). I also support and value the client's spiritual beliefs and practice as a resource to support healing.

LGBTQ and transgender issues; children, adolescents and adults. I have attended two Gender Odyssey conventions and two trainings on Transgender issues with children and adolescents with Stephanie Brill . I always have LGBTQ clients as part of my caseload. I helped with the children's and family activities program during one of the conventions. I have helped several adolescents navigate their fears and anxieties as they navigate the questioning process and figure out where they are on the spectrum. In one case, once the client understood how this was the main source of anxiety, life started making more sense and got easier.

I am also very interested in supporting individuals and families with the grieving process. I am beginning to offer the service of helping plan funerals, memorial services and making custom funerary urns. I have a working ceramic shop where the client can participate in the design of the urn. This can be part of a planning ahead as some people do with buying their coffins and plots ahead of time. Or in the process of hospice. Or for the surviving family, wanting an urn for their loved ones ashes. As a therapist, I offer the skills to help with unresolved feelings and complicated grief. I had one client who came to grieve a family member. The ashes had been sitting in a box in the closet. She made an urn to celebrate he loved one's life and found peace.

Call or email Mayda (Madeleine) Taney for your free phone consultation now - (206) 304-1954.

Treatment approaches used:

Treatment orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Play Therapy

Professional Memberships:

  • American Art Therapy Association
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association

Client Focus:

Age Specialty:

  • Toddlers/Preschool (0-6 yrs.)
  • Children (6-10 yrs.)
  • Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19 yrs.)
  • Adults

Religious Orientation:

  • Other
  • Earth Based

Niche Specialty:

  • LGBT

Also Addressed in My Practice:

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBT
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Womens Issues

My Qualifications:

Years in Practice: 9 Years
School: Antioch University Seattle
Year Graduated: 2004
License No. and State: LH 00010651 WA

Additional Credentials:
  • Art Therapist Registered - Board Certified (ATR-BC)
  • SoulCollage(R) Facilitator


Sliding Scale: No
Initial Free Face to Face Consulation: No
Free Telephone Consulation: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard
Insurance Plans Accepted:
First Choice Health, LifeWise, Premera BlueCross, Regence BlueShield