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Session Rate: $80/hour + $40/hour Travel Fee for Outcalls ($40 minimum)


About Madelon

(Pronouns: She/Her OR They/Them)

Fully vaccinated for Covid 19. Proof available upon request.


Madelon’s life mission is to discover, practice and share continually more effective ways of putting love into action. She is dedicated to expanding the individual’s capacity to choose to express love in the ways that are both authentic and harmonious. Her work is about bringing greater awareness to this choice in each moment. Madelon works steadily as a professional cuddler and is a pioneer in this emerging field. She is the Co-Founder of Cuddlist, the creator and Director of the Cuddlist certification training program and co-creator of the Cuddlists Advanced Training. She is a certified Cuddle Party® facilitator and trainer as well as a member of their Board of Director’s. She facilitates Foundations of Facilitation workshops for Cuddle Party around the country and has conducted workshops on consent for undergraduates at Columbia College in Chicago.

She is a professional communication coach and practical instructor for medical students and healthcare professionals. Her education includes a degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University and she is trained as a facilitator in the Work of Byron Katie as well as the Wheel of Consent Madelon is a student of life who is always leaning into her next edge of growth. She is grateful for who you are and all the ways you express love in your life!

Session information from Madelon

When I receive your request the first thing I do is celebrate the leap you are taking in exploring new ways to meet your valid human need for healthy connection! I generally respond by text within 24 hours with more information about how to move forward.

I do virtual sessions online in addition to in-person sessions. It has been enlightening to discover what it possible with that medium of connection! Let’s talk and I will tell you more.

When in person I conduct my sessions on my (huge!) cuddle couch. Candles , music (your artist requests or preference for silence are welcomed), soothing videos (nature images and crackling fireplaces ae popular) and aromatherapy are all available. We begin by creating a comfortable consensual communication agreement and allow individual preferences to guide us from there. In addition to cuddling I focus on empowering my clients to identify and speak their wants and needs. Cuddling can be cozy personal growth work! My goal is always to support you in the next step toward more satisfying connections in the rest of your life – primarily with yourself.

Logistics and other details:

I rarely do outcall sessions (at the client’s location) but I am open to this if it is an essential need. When I do I charge $40/hour for travel time with a one hour minimum. I also generally schedule about a week in advance on average. It is very unlikely I will be available for a same day session request. I collect payment either in cash at the beginning of each session or in advance online via Zelle or PayPal.

I ask all clients to take the initiative to confirm with me the day before their scheduled session at which time I provide them with location details. If you confirm with me and then need to cancel after that I ask for full payment for the cancelled session time or 50% payment and a prompt rescheduling of the session. Your commitment to your own self care is important to me. If you cancel last minute or do not show up for our confirmed appointment I ask for full payment regardless. My time and attention are valuable to me. Your gestures of respect are invaluable.

Skills & Specialties

Reiki 3rd Level Attunement Cuddle Party Facilitator and trainer creator of Cuddlist certification program


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