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Madelin Cerullo, LMHC


As the Clinical Director at Riser+Tread, Madelin utilizes many evidence based practices in her work with focus on primarily a skill-based approach, pulling from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, & Family systems. She also is clinically trained in the Social Thinking Methodology and Collaborative Problem Solving Approach. Her work remains connected to why she originally decided to pursue a career in mental health; to be an advocate for those who otherwise cannot advocate for themselves. Madelin has expertise in working with children and their caregivers. 


In addition to her therapeutic work, Madelin has consulted with independent schools where she works to assist in creating a more inclusive community, having the academic day informed by social and emotional development.  It is within her work that she builds knowledge around emotional wellbeing and how best to support all stakeholders through preventative systems of structure.  

Prior to her current work, Madelin worked within Brookline, Boston, and Chelsea Public School systems, providing support to those who have experienced trauma and difficult life transitions.  Madelin also completed a clinical internship with Children’s Hospital Boston, assisting in research for children in the Mayo Pain Clinic. 


Madelin graduated from Colby-Sawyer College with a Bachelors in Psychology and Child Development.  She has a Masters of Education specializing in counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.  She is finishing her first year of her Doctorate program at Lesley University where she is a candidate for her;  PhD in Counseling and Psychology with a primary focus on Transformative Leadership, Applied Research, and Education.

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