I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of Illinois. I also have a Masters Degree in Education. I have over 30 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I consider it a privilege to have been invited into the lives of others as they seek to improve their daily lives.
I believe in meeting my clients where they are. Not where they are ‘expected’ to be. I will work with you as a whole person, not just as a diagnosis. I believe in an individual’s inherent dignity and right to self determination.
I would love to join you on your journey to positive change.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149011307
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Peggy has been an incredible soundboard. I am happy with how things are moving along. I signed up for another month with her.
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching
This was my first visit with a therapist EVER.
Very nice start and a very nice conversation.
Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Amazing! She is an absolutely an amazing listener! She understands and she cares!
Written on Jan 01, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Someone who helps you to grow, and to learn on your own.
Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders
She is an amazing therapist and friend.
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders