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A Way Forward Counseling was founded to fill the gap between mental health services and those least likely to access them. By providing comprehensive counseling services for individuals, relationships, and families in Longwood, we seek to foster a safe and equitable environment that is necessary for growth and finding a way forward.


As the only counseling center in Central Florida that specializes in a narrative, collaborative approach, we understand and acknowledge the role that cultural and societal expectations about sex, gender, race, sexuality, family, religion, class, disability have on health and well-being.



Meet the Therapist

Madison Alvarez Brunk, MA, NCC,

Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Madison (she/her) is a community-driven counselor and organizer who uses a collaborative approach to assist in meaningful change for folks who consult her. She understands that problems are larger than your thoughts or behavior – but are rooted in your relational systems and social contexts. Using a narrative therapy base and other collaborative treatment orientations, she can help find the right way forward for you.


Madison is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and a National Certified Counselor as recognized by NBCC. She is currently serving as secretary for the Florida Association of Marriage and Family Counseling (FAMFC). She received her master’s degree in marriage, couple and family therapy at UCF and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Leo University. In 2021, Madison completed a year-long training program in narrative therapy.

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