For years I had been trying to untangle fuzzy, difficult personal obstacles that were holding me back from my goals, working with various counselors and therapists. But the results, when there were any, were temporary, and I'd soon fall back into the same rut. Working with Maddisen has been different. She brings insight and intuition, a rich background of personal experience, and knowledge of spiritual and psychological issues, along with skills that helped me apply these resources in daily life. Maddisen helped me get at the root of some deep-down problematic patterns, and become aware of strengths I hadn't recognized or acknowledged. She's helped me find a better balance of motivation, compassion and self-forgiveness, so that I finally feel I'm making progress to live the life I want.