I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois with over 5 years experience providing therapeutic services to diverse populations of individuals, groups, and families. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of presenting concerns including depression, stress and anxiety, ADHD, family conflicts, relationship issues, anger management, and self-esteem. I have also helped many clients work through trauma, abuse, grief and loss.
My therapy style is genuine and integrative. I do not tie myself to a singular therapeutic method, but rather work to blend elements from different approaches in order to tailor each client’s treatment based on specific needs. Using various talk therapy methods such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, and mindfulness techniques, I strive to help each individual feel comfortable and understood.
If you are ready to make some positive changes in your life, I am here to support you along the way. Look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.024901
Margaret has helped guide me to finally realizing who I am. I can’t express how thankful i am having her as a support system, especially in times of need.
Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Margaret is extremely kind and smart. She responds quickly to all of my messages. She has been a big help for me and I would strongly recommend her to anyone else.
Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
This is my first experience being in therapy and I was extremely nervous about speaking to someone I didn't know about my personal issues when I barely talk to those closest to me about them. Margaret was extremely easy to talk to, and she made me feel at ease right from the start. I immediately felt comfortable talking to her and I opened up much faster than I anticipated. After each session I am able to reflect on insight and progress made, as well create goals for the future. Margaret is a wonderful therapist that has a calming approach that makes me feel like everything will be ok. I am very grateful to have been matched with Margaret and I am excited to continue working with her.
Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I always feel heard and supported, and occasionally challenged. Margaret retains detail and nuance, and asks powerful questions.
Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Thank you. You supported me a lot. You listened to me and gave me advice. You’re great therapist.
Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Allows a safe place and has helped me in a very short amount of time
Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd