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Madeline Elia, MSW

Madeline Elia, MSW

Clinical Social Worker


My role as a clinical social worker at the Simms/Mann center is to provide psychosocial support to patients and families experiencing the many challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis. I aim to provide a gentle approach to validate each individual’s experience while providing the appropriate tools for coping. I believe everyone deserves compassionate care that is tailored to support their individual needs and goals.

Training & Professional Work

I received a BA in psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Rochester before completing my Masters in Social Work at USC. During both years of graduate school, I interned at the interdisciplinary health center at Ventura College where I provided individual therapy to students of all ages and backgrounds. The majority of my clinical work there focused on utilizing culturally competent CBT and mindfulness-based practices to help others alleviate anxiety and depression, improve their relationships with others, and heal through trauma, grief, and loss.

After completing my MSW, I worked as a behavioral health clinician at Ventura County Behavioral Health in the Transitional Age Youth Program. There, I provided individual and group therapy, as well as case management support, to young adults with severe and persistent mental illness in an outpatient setting. Now, as a member of the Simms/Mann team, I am honored to offer a therapeutic space to those navigating the many uncertainties and changes that come with a cancer diagnosis. I believe that the integrative, creative, and collaborative approach that Simms/Mann offers is exceptional and I am privileged to be a part of it.

Personal Interests and Perspectives

Outside of work, I love staying active—whether it’s lifting weights, coaching lacrosse, or hiking with my dog, Shadow. I also love to cook, listen to all sorts of podcasts and audiobooks, and travel to new and exciting places.

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