Maddy Tomlinson joined TriCity Family Services in April 2022. She previously worked as a school social worker for nine years, providing services for children grades K-12, with a primary focus on high school age adolescents. Tomlinson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University in 2010. She then received her Master of Social Work degree from Aurora University, with a specialization in school social work in 2013.
Tomlinson varies her therapeutic approach depending on a client’s need. Approaches include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Strengths-Based Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Therapy, Play Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Additionally, she has substantial experience with behavior management (assessing the function of a behavioral need, creating behavior intervention plans, and implementing plans/strategies).
Helping people of all ages find a safe space to share their story and achieve their desired goals is something that Tomlinson enjoys. She loves creating meaningful relationships and building a trusting bond so clients can feel supported, heard, and empowered to make changes. In addition, she enjoys being an advocate for others and teaching others how to advocate for themselves.
In her spare time, Tomlinson loves to spend time with her family, be outdoors, cook, garden, and watch her favorite movies.