Licensed Psychotherapist
Madeleine Phelan, LMSW
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Madeleine Phelan, LMSW
“Your authenticity is your superpower.”

Imagine a version of you that embodies your highest potential. How might it feel to live as this person; aware and accepting of your flaws and challenges, proud and confident in your strengths and accomplishments, and able to show up fully for yourself, your responsibilities, and your relationships?

I help people process their experiences to discover and amplify their authentic selves, unlocking their extraordinary potential. I believe self-awareness and authenticity are the cornerstones of a fulfilled and empowered life. By deeply understanding yourself and your relationships with the world around you, we create the space to shift into the highest version of you – one that embraces your worthiness and feels inspired to realize your dreams.

My heightened sensitivity enables a deep understanding of your struggles, the connections between past and present, and the areas within that require attention, care, and healing. Through our work together, you’ll learn to successfully identify these aspects for yourself and transform patterns of behavior that are holding you back. As your awareness deepens, you will witness the positive ripple effects in various aspects of your life – from enhanced relationships to decreased stress levels and newfound self-compassion.

Meet Madeleine Phelan, LMSW,
Licensed Psychotherapist

I’m a New York City-based modern psychotherapist with a focus on life transitions, dating + relationships, anxiety, and self-esteem. As a young professional myself, I intimately understand the unique struggles that come with navigating life in New York as a 20-something in today’s world. I know how it feels to:

  • Be nervous before an awkward Hinge date
  • Struggle with work-life balance in a demanding job
  • Get ghosted by your situationship
  • Set boundaries with a challenging roommate
  • Compare your unfiltered self to flawless images in Instagram
  • Navigate changing friend and family dynamics as everyone’s lives evolve on different timelines

I get it – navigating early adulthood in New York City is hard – I’m here to help.

While I’m skilled in traditional therapeutic modalities like cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy, the “blank slate” days are over. I’m not the kind of therapist that simply listens, nods, and asks how that makes you feel. Instead, I share unique insights and challenge you to confront difficult truths. I help you explore not just the surface-level challenges, but the deeper emotions underlying them. I show up as my full, authentic, human self and simply ask that you do the same. Together, our relationship serves as the container to process your experiences, deepen your awareness, and unlock your highest potential.

Choosing a therapist is a highly emotional and individualized process, not unlike dating. If you think we might be a good fit and want to learn more about working together, you can book a complimentary consultation call with me.

Madeleine Phelan, LMSW is a therapy associate at Madison Square Psychotherapy, a partner of Clarity Health + Wellness.

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License Info

License No. and State: 122113/New York

NPI: 1114798147

Education + Affiliations

New York University

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Vanderbilt University

Bachelor of Science in Human & Organizational Development


Are you ready to grow and expand into the life you want?


I believe therapy is an exploratory process, the main goal of which being to get to know yourself as deeply as possible. Together with your therapist, the relationship serves as a container to process your experiences, deepen your awareness, and unlock your highest potential.

The best part of the work for me is seeing clients witness their own progress. Those little moments when they’re able to look back and say, “Wow, look how far I’ve come – I would’ve handled the same situation very differently 6 months ago.” I’m always proud of them, but it is even more special to see a client be proud of themselves and witness all of their hard work.

Definitely the Eras Tour. Not only am I a huge swiftie, it was truly incredible to see her seamlessly embody all the different stages of her career (and life) in one extraordinary performance. Talk about authenticity – Taylor’s Eras are all about embracing all aspects and versions of ourselves, past, present, and future.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – a must read!



30 Minutes


We’ll begin by discussing your needs and goals as we get to know each other.

Therapy Session

45 Minutes


After our consultation, we’ll begin our work together to help you find clarity.





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