I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. I have been working in the mental health field since 2014. I graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2014 and began working in a residential treatment center. I started graduate school at the University of South Dakota. I graduated in 2016 with a Masters of Social Work. I then worked in a hospital setting for a short period of time. After that, I went to work at an outpatient mental health clinic in Southwest Minnesota which I have continued working at since. I really enjoy my work and having a positive impact on peoples lives.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, trauma, abuse, bullying, relationship issues, parenting, addiction, teen concerns, life changes and concerns that arise during adjustment periods. Since beginning my career in mental health, I have provided couples therapy by providing couples a safe and comfortable space to express their concerns and helping them figure out what will work for their relationship to improve these concerns. I have assisted couples learn different communication styles and developed ways to help them depending on their lifestyles.
My therapeutic style is person-centered, yet relaxed and non-threatening. I will work to build a healthy and beneficial therapeutic relationship with you. I treat everyone with respect and compassion. This includes meeting the client where they are and work on things they feel are most important or impacting them the most. I have experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), but mainly utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is short term and goal oriented. CBT helps clients recognize negative patterns of thinking and behavior that impact their lives and works to provide healthy ways to challenge these thoughts and behaviors. With CBT, it is important to recognize these patterns, which may include me challenging your thought processes and behaviors. Overall, my therapeutic style is based on what the client needs/wants, which we can discuss as we move forward.
It is a big decision to reach out to receive help, you should be proud of yourself for taking this step and realizing you deserve more. I am honored to be able to help you with your concerns and reaching your goals. I am excited to chat with you and can't wait to help!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LICSW #25372 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
Margaret has been extremely helpful to me in the past few weeks. She is very thoughtful in her responses and insightful. I would highly recommend her!
Margaret has been a great resource for my partner and I. She has made a huge difference in our relationship.