Dr. Margaret "Betsy" Vonk

(MSW, PhD, LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia with over 20 years of experience working as a counselor, and over 20 years teaching clinical social work to MSW students. I earned my MSW at Florida State University, and my PhD in Social Work at the University of Georgia. I have worked with people who have a wide variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, coping with life changes, retirement, aging, grief & loss, adoption, and family of origin issues.

My counseling style is warm, nonjudgmental, and collaborative. I believe that everyone has strengths that can be identified within a respectful, supportive, and compassionate counseling relationship. I believe also that social-emotional skills can be learned and practiced within counseling, and then applied to real-life concerns. My early training was psychodynamic, but over the years I have relied more on the Strengths Perspective and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Existential Therapy also can be an important part of people’s work, particularly when life meaning is at issue. Our work will be personalized to meet your needs.

Making the decision to start counseling is a courageous step and I would be honored to work with you. I wish you the best on your journey!
Margaret E Vonk, Member
Calls Creek Counseling LLC


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Family of Origin Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Phobias , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #000422 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by R.Y. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Margaret "Betsy" for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Vonk is amazing. She listens, asks questions, and has an incredible memory and attention to detail. She is everything I want in a counselor.

Written by R.H. on Mar 23, 2021 after counseling with Margaret "Betsy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Betsy has been wonderful to work with. She is easy to talk with and very responsive when I message her. Would highly recommend.

Written by A.M. on Mar 05, 2021 after counseling with Margaret "Betsy" for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and adhd

Amazing

Written by D.R. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with Margaret "Betsy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She was amazing. Thank you for everything !!!!!