Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 
AMFT #272277
Formerly Supervised by Giovanni Trimble (JS Very), LMFT 107074

Our first Chosen Family Therapy Associate Program Graduate

Madilynn A. Beck was the first Therapist to join our Chosen Family Therapy Asssociate program and successfully completed her 1 year internship! 

More about Madilynn A. Beck:


Multi-degreed and multi-hyphenate, I believe I am a conduit for equity and storytelling.

My journey of the exploration of endurance has led me to the study and practice of Marriage and Family Therapy.

I’ve enjoyed learning about the foundations of theoretical practices, but have become enamored with the application - using therapy to improve peoples' quality of life. 

My methodology of choice is Emotion-Focused Therapy; "If you can't feel it, you can't fix it."

I pride myself on contributing to the community of practitioners, historically known for the disproportionate representation of womxn of color.

My commitment is to serving the true reflection of the world we live in, through a mission of awareness, communication, and healing.


You can find more about Madilynn's work at The Better Spot 

Madilynn Beck, a therapist who is a queer Black woman smiles at the camera

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

About Me

I've lived and worked in Chicago, New York City,  Memphis, and Los Angeles as an artist, educator, and entrepreneur and have settled into my therapy practice in Southern California. Currently, I am generating an adult workbook that addresses my generation’s epidemic of FOMO (fear of missing out) and compare and despair.  I am committed to producing scientifically sound work that utilizes the current culture to heal the interpersonal relationships within family and couple dynamics.

My Experience

Clinical Therapist

Chosen Family Therapy (2021-2022)

Los Angeles Unified School District

Alliance Tennenbaum Family Technology High School (2019-2020)

Sotomayor Arts and Sciences Magnet (2019-2020)

Areas of Focus

My work is informed by the following psychotherapy models and identity-based perspectives.

I combine various aspects of these modalities and perspectives to best suit the needs of each of my clients.

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Multicultural Therapy,

  • Integrative psychotherapy

  • Existential psychotherapy

  • Feminist Therapy
    Strengths-Based Therapy (SBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Person-centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)

  • I specialize in using these models and perspectives to support clients who experience a disconnection with their own or related emotional awareness and need support with mental/emotional/spiritual development and that communication with others.

My Education

  • Education

  • Touro University, MS Marriage Family Therapy, 2020

  • Training

  • Cultural Competency (2019)

  • Grief and Loss (2018,2019)

  • Environmental Disaster and Trauma (2019)

  • Anxiety and Stress Management (2019)

  • Race and Diversity

  • Training completion (2019)

  • Facilitator (2019,2020)

  • Gender and Development (2020)