Madison Hurd, PsyD, earned her degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in children and adolescents from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Hurd has worked with clients across the lifespan and utilizes multiple therapeutic formats to best fit the needs of the client. In addition to private practice, she has experience conducting therapy and psychological assessments in various settings, including hospitals and community mental health centers. Her practice of therapy is influenced by humanistic-existential approaches, which promotes self-awareness and personal growth or empowerment through helping an individual realize their own potential. She provides an insight-oriented approach to treatment that is collaborative, individualized, and strength based.
Dr. Hurd’s educational and clinical experience has focused on youths and families struggling with relational issues, high-risk behavior (e.g. self-harm, suicidal ideation), trauma, and abuse. She specializes in play therapy for children and adolescents and behavioral problems in childhood. Her work also includes the integration of cognitive-behavioral techniques as needed.
She also provides psychological evaluations to individuals of all ages. Dr. Hurd has a specific interest in evaluating and diagnosing ADHD, autism, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, mood issues, and trauma. She specializes in assessing emotional functioning and personality organization to obtain accurate diagnoses and make recommendations for further treatment.