Madelene Pario


Madelene Pario


Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Art Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - 7856
Secondary Credential: Registered Art Therapist - 11-007
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • AllWays Health Partners
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc.
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Evening Availability


142 Canal Street Suite 142P
Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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My Approach to Helping

I am one of the co-owners of the The Artful Life Counseling Center and Studio. We see clients virtually and in our office, and have 21 other expressive therapists on my staff who see children, adolescents and adults. We are almost 100% virtual at this time. When you reach out, our intake coordinator will schedule an initial free consult with you to learn more about your unique goals and treatment needs. You are also welcome to look at our clinician bios on our website: https:www.artfullifecenter.orgartfulteam

Our philosophy at The Artful Life is one of collaboration, creativity and consistency. We understand that everyone is an individual, with their own unique experiences and story. As your therapist, we truly believe that you are the expert of your own life, not me. We will work with you to identify your goals and best approach to your treatment. We have an eclectic and holistic approach, with a diversity of tools and strategies to help you progress on your own personal journey--whatever that may be.

At times, there may be thoughts or feelings that are difficult to express with words. We can help you understand and express yourself through other creative means: using drawing, collage, paint, sculpture or poetry can be a powerful way to gain personal insight and self-awareness. In addition to art therapy, we sometimes incorporate mindfulness and relaxation skills as a way to decrease anxiety and strengthen self-soothing skills.

More Info About My Practice

We currently accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts Commercial, Harvard Pilgrim, Beacon, NHP. Sessions not covered by insurance are $150 for the initial intake, and $100 for subsequent sessions.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What I love most about being a therapist is the opportunity to help people on their life's path, and help them realize their full potential. The most beautiful moment is to be able to witness someone's "aha moment" -- when they realize a hidden strength, or surprise themselves in a good way. As an art therapist, I am passionate about the power of art-making to help people discover or express themselves when words are either "too much" or "too little." I love helping others discover their own inner strengths and tools to help themselves make the necessary changes in their lives.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

In order for therapy to be most effective, I encourage my clients to be as honest as they can with their feelings and concerns; In turn, I promise to be honest, sincere, compassionate and consistent. It is important to me that our therapeutic relationship is based on feelings of equality and trust. Your emotional and physical health is my primary concern and I will work hard to help you achieve the healthiest you.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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