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About Maxine Bouldin
Therapy for young adults, adults, teens, and women online across Washington, DC, Maryland and New York.
Hi, I’m Maxine Bouldin. I’m a Clinical Social Work Intern who works with young adults, adults, teens, and women who have experienced difficult life transitions, challenging interpersonal relationships, and ongoing difficulties with depression or anxiety. My goal is to help you stop feeling overwhelmed and depressed, loneliness, burnout, excessive worry, and fear and intentionally check in with you as we go to ensure we’re on track towards positive change.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Religion and the Arts and Music Business from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. There, I learned to appreciate the way the unique traditions, art, music, and entertainment we love can inspire, motivate, and heal us.
Afterwards, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and deepened my understanding of the impact that culture, language, and social context have on a person’s life experience.
Now, I am in my final year of my Master of Clinical Social Work program at Columbia University, sharpening my skills as an effective, well-rounded, and mindful therapist. It is an honor to be completing my MSW Internship at FIT!
My Journey To Becoming A Clinical Intern
My own growth through personal life struggles is what helps me relate so deeply with clients.
My experiences with relationship violence, spiritual trauma, and major life transitions taught me the importance of mental health and inspired me to seek out opportunities to walk alongside others going through similar experiences. I remember what it was like to feel bad asking for help, like I should have been able to handle everything all on my own. And I remember what it felt like to finally let that go and ask someone else to help me unpack it all in a gentle and productive way. I know how much work and energy finding the right therapist can take, and I want to do everything I can to give clients a positive and fruitful experience.
Helping People Is What I Look Forward To Every Day
Being a Clinical Intern is a gift. I love celebrating victories large and small while helping people see how awesome and empowered they truly are. The most rewarding thing about being a Clinical Intern is giving hope when people feel hopeless.
I am committed to checking in with you as we go to ensure we’re on track towards positive change.
I Have a Gentle, Hopeful Warmth And Bring Supportive And Encouraging Energy To Sessions
I have a natural ability to:
- Help people feel comfortable
- Collaborate with people to set and reach goals
- Be flexible on the path toward healing
- Accept people for who they are today
People who know me often say that I am a good listener who can sit with people at their worst and be present with them in that space.
Our Sessions Are Focused On You
Sessions will provide you with the space to focus on yourself without feeling selfish. In feeling safe and comfortable, you’ll be able to explore your thoughts, feelings, and goals while being heard and seen.
It’s important to me to stay open to any feedback and questions you may have and ensure that the process is collaborative. There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to Therapy. Our sessions will fit your specific needs and concerns.
As A Clinical Intern, I Embrace The Following Philosophies
- I believe that empathy can change the world
- I believe that you deserve to feel better
- I believe that you are worthy of love and care
- I believe that there is no shame in asking for help
- I believe that you can feel safe and free in your relationships with yourself and others
Let’s Discover How I Can Help
Start rising above what you are going through. Schedule your first appointment where you can share what’s going on for you and we can explore how I can help.
Contact us today to speak about scheduling an appointment.