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), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149011307
Peggy is so kind, and listens to me very well.
Written on Dec 01, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
She is very caring and supportive. Great listener she makes me feel like things are going to be okay.
Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Margaret Couch is a wonderful, thoughtful therapist. I am very pleased with the progress I have made as we have worked together and look forward to continuing it throughout many more months ahead.
Written on May 28, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 10 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder
Peggy is very understanding and supportive therapist. I appreciate how she listens and provides personal support that truly matches my personal needs. She is super easy to talk with and leads entirely from a place of non judgement. I also appreciate that she sends helpful podcasts to grow from following our conversations. Working with her has really allowed me to see myself and strengthened me.
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties
Peggy made me comfortable to share things I hadn’t told anyone for a long time. She’s refreshingly attuned to the dirty contradictions of the real world and never judges or holds me to impossible standards; instead she’s been a sober and protective presence on my road to healing. I’m grateful I was matched with her.
Written on Mar 14, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 8 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd