Margaret Swanson

LICSW

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

VT LICSW 089.0001172

NH LICSW 1385


Reviews

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.

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 wonderful and given me the tools to help myself .

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

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 Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Margaret has worked with me for a few weeks now and I have to say she is very thoughtful and even reaches out after therapy is over. My primary doctor doesn't even do that even after my near death accident.

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

She seems to really care and is willing to listen even when issues that aren't directly related to the topic is brought up. She tries to understand the situation thoroughly and challenges me with thought provoking questions

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Margaret lived up to my expectations of therapy, and then exceeded them beyond belief. I thought I knew exactly what I needed to work on within myself, but it seems as if she cuts a layer further and opens me up to a whole new world of possibility when it comes to self talk, communication, and confidence in myself. The number of skills I use daily is just part of the evidence that Margaret has an incredible ability to change your perspective on any type of issue that may arise. In any scenario I throw her way, I leave the session feeling more whole and in control of my life than I did before we started talking. I can’t imagine what I would do without her guidance.

Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is very helpful

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

We have just started working together but she has already been a great help and I’m excited to continue working together as well as excited for therapy each week

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Margaret has been incredibly helpful in my mental health journey. I leave every session with actionable steps and resources!

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I’ve been seeing her for almost 6 months now and she has helped me quite a bit.

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Margaret has been very helpful in providing me with tools to navigate my anxiety and grief. She is great at asking questions to help me reflect on situations. I enjoy our weekly meetings and have been successful at applying the tools she has provided me with. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for ways to navigate their feelings and issues.

Written on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Margaret has helped me so much in my time of need
She helps me understand better what’s going on what I need to do what matters and what doesn’t matter and helps me put it all into perspective. I’m very happy with her

Written on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have been working with Margaret for a month now and throughout our time together we have had miscommunications on appointments and getting in touch with each other. She has been helpful up to a point I go long periods without speaking to her or checking up on things. When I go to schedule a session her calendar is always empty with no time slots then I will schedule an appointment with her and not here from her or she won’t confirm and scheduled time to meet. It’s very frustrating when you’re working on emotional issues and need consistency with getting through them. Again she has been helpful and she has offered me a lot techniques and worksheets to work on things and that is great but not helpful with no follow up.

Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

When i start to talk, it’s hard to get me to stop and i tend to bounce around with my topics. Margaret has been excellent when it’s come down to following along, piecing together all the points and “stories” I may be touching on and understanding WHY I may be jumping around. And that helps immensely for me. I feel like It’s ok to speak and not have to cut myself off so that my therapist doesn’t get overwhelmed. She’s welcoming to any journal entries I may provide and she told me she enjoys receiving any messages I may feel like sending. As someone with a lot of trauma during a very short span of time, I have a lot to say and i have a lot of questions. It’s reassuring to know she’s there and will respond when she’s available. That’s something I need in my life. That feeling that there IS someone there to listen.

Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

After my first session with Margaret I felt we were on the same page as to what our sessions would look like. I respect the fact that Margaret was able to identify behaviors I have struggled with all my life and help me set a plan of action to correct the destructive behaviors and work through the issues.

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Margaret and I have only known each other for a brief period of time but right from the beginning she gave me space and place to feel valued, heard, seen and safe. That has not always been the case with my previous therapists. She offered me some wonderful resources to build off our session and I am looking forward to continuing to work together.

Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Margaret is fantastic. I was really looking for a therapist that could help me get back into my roots and find my true happiness and she has helped me towards that! Her hours are very flexible as well. Highly suggest!

Written on Jan 30, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

She's awesome. I really needed someone to help me sift through stuff.

Work with me!