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Margaret Swanson, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Hampshire. My graduate degree was earned while married with two children at age of 39. I began focusing on the senior population in the community. I learned that the client is part of a larger constellation of family members, neighbors, friends religious community, etc. These influences My work soon expanded to include all adults and children . My adult clients tell me that I help them to see their situations from an new angle. Therapy is an opportunity to discover new ways of thinking about one or more situations. I understand how frightening this can be. I continue to learn from my clients in a community mental center. It is important that my clients give me feedback about their therapy experience. Building and practicing effective communication is key in my relationship with clients.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

VT LICSW 089.0001172



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Margaret Swanson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Margaret has been wonderful for me! She has provided me with so much knowledge and tools to better improve my mental health. The improvement over the last 6 months has been amazing from social connection, to work life balance to internal relationship. At the start, Margaret did a great job distilling very disjointed thought and helped me produce a goal of what to focus my energy on. Now Margaret does a great job being very flexible as I come from left field with a new conflict in my life or a revisit from a past one. I really whole heartily recommend Margaret and I'll keep working with her for the foreseeable future!!

Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She’s fantastic

Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

At the end of every session, Margaret always tells me she is glad I took the time out of my busy schedule to show up. She also is great at pointing out the good skills I used and good things I learned in every situation. She is not the kind of councilor that spends too much time on the negative. I always feel better after speaking with her. She is just as appreciative of me as I am of her, and that is something I have never experienced with a therapist or councilor before.

Written on Jan 28, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Margaret has helped me in managing my emotions which given I have bpd, extreme anxiety, depression, An anxious avoidant personality with an anxious partner. We met at a low point in my life and relationships and she has made great strides with her techniques and homework’s

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Margaret is wonderful and given me the tools to help myself .

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

Margaret is fantastic. She's respectful, wise, patient, professional, and a good listener. I especially appreciate that she messages me if she hasn't heard anything in a while. She is exactly the type of life guide I need.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd