Margaret Buchholz

LICSW, LCSW

About Me

Hello!

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. I have been working in the mental health field since 2014. I graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2014 and began working in a residential treatment center. I started graduate school at the University of South Dakota. I graduated in 2016 with a Masters of Social Work. I then worked in a hospital setting for a short period of time. After that, I went to work at an outpatient mental health clinic in Southwest Minnesota which I have continued working at since. I really enjoy my work and having a positive impact on peoples lives.

I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, trauma, abuse, bullying, relationship issues, parenting, addiction, teen concerns, life changes and concerns that arise during adjustment periods.

My therapeutic style is person-centered, yet relaxed and non-threatening. I will work to build a healthy and beneficial therapeutic relationship with you. I treat everyone with respect and compassion. This includes meeting the client where they are and work on things they feel are most important or impacting them the most. I mainly utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is short term and goal oriented. CBT helps clients recognize negative patterns of thinking and behavior that impact their lives and works to provide healthy ways to challenge these thoughts and behaviors. With CBT, it is important to recognize these patterns, which may include me challenging your thought processes and behaviors. Overall, my therapeutic style is based on what the client needs/wants, which we can discuss as we move forward.

It is a big decision to reach out to receive help, you should be proud of yourself for taking this step and realizing you deserve more. I am honored to be able to help you with your concerns and reaching your goals. I am excited to chat with you and can't wait to help!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MN LICSW 25372

ND LCSW 6350


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Margaret Buchholz. 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 Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very attentive and efficient with high emotion situations in a short amount of time

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I haven't been meeting with her long but she's insightful, responsive, and encouraging. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

She's willing to help you work through your issues and guide you towards your own solutions.

Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Margaret for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Margaret has been extremely helpful with finding strategies to help with my self-confidence, anxiety, and depression. She is always a listening ear and provides helpful insight. I definitely feel like she's got my back.

Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Margaret for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Margaret has been great! Really enjoy our time together. I feel like we make great short term goals and I am able to work through so many issues in our short time together! Highly recommend and having the set date/time for each session is very helpful.

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is very nice and is willing to jump through hoops to set up appointments and helps you really explore the gray areas that some of us may not realize is truly affecting us.

Written on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Margaret for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Margaret listened well and gave good advice. I would recommend her for anyone that’s having problems and just need someone to talk to.

Written on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Margaret for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Took the time to listen and really understand what I was going through at the time.

Written on Mar 11, 2021 after therapy with Margaret for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Margaret is the one of the few counselors that I have felt connected too. I know what to expect from her and she is always patient with me!

Written on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Margaret for 3 weeks

Very easy to talk to and very honest!

Written on Nov 24, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Margaret is great at what she does! She approached me with understanding and a listing ear. She is a direct communicator who worked to understand my my perspective and identify key areas that helped my better understand myself.

Written on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Margaret is a really good listener. She established goals with me and reminds me that I need to take care of myself. She asks me reflective questions, to help me think outside of my perspective. She reinforces and praises my efforts in reaching my personal goals. I am able to cope more with life struggles and check in a little less.

Written on Nov 06, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 4 months

Margaret is very good at her profession and I’m comfortable talking to her

Written on Oct 12, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Only been with her for a week ish but she really dove into my problems and gave me things to help I’ve never had any kind of counseling/therapy in my life and I would recommend it

Written on Oct 07, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties

Margaret is very helpful, she tries her best to really understand what you are feeling and going through, asks the right questions and gives the right responses.

Written on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Margaret is a great counselor! She makes me feel heard and works to find a solution that works for me- not just the obvious advice. I feel like she really listens to what I have to say and cares.

Written on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Margaret is really great at helping identify your personal struggles and how to go about resolving them in your own lifestyle and at your own pace. I needed someone familiar with family issues and she’s amazing with my situation. I would highly recommend her to another person.

Written on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Margaret is a very understanding person and is very open and helpful in her advice and the tools she gives me to use have brought me a long way in a short amount of time.

Written on Sep 20, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I've appreciated getting to know and trust Margaret over the course of the last 6 months. She is a patient listener, a good sounding board, and responds to questions and messages in a timely manner. She is above all very kind and willing to work with me to set goals, hold me accountable, and bolster my confidence in myself. As a person who struggles with depression and mood instability, the consistency of speaking with her and her words of affirmation as well as encouragement to see myself in a more positive light when my outlook is bleak has helped me come to a place of more peace. I'm grateful for her help.

Written on Aug 26, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Margaret was AWESOME to work with. Challenged my anxious brain to dive deep and figure out the root of some of my issues. Worked through my relationship with my parents with me. Kind, friendly, easy to talk to.

Written on Aug 17, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I’ve been working with Margaret for a few weeks and so far I’m impressed. I was nervous about a virtual/mobile platform and it being helpful. She’s been so responsive and checking in and really there for me. I’d highly recommend her.

Written on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Margaret is really kind and helpful to my needs. She asks questions in a way that helps me think differently about things and find some light at the end of the tunnel

Written on Jun 24, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is amazing, very attentive and the most helpful person I have ever talked to!

Written on Jun 05, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Margaret has been very helpful and an excellent listener.

Written on May 14, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Margaret has been helping me through a divorce. She is the best counselor I have had and I have used many apps similar to BetterHelp! She gets to know you as a person and understands what you're going through.

Written on Apr 28, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I love better help and Margaret has been great. Even when things are going ok and I don't need to message consistently, she takes time to reach out and check in. And when things aren't going ok, she's very responsive and helpful.

Written on Apr 22, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Margaret has been a great therapist. She is always there to listen and has given me lots ideas to help with my anger.

Written on Apr 18, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Wonderful councilor. Listens and offers help without judgement.

Written on Apr 09, 2020 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Margaret has been great! She respond to me quickly, has had great advice, and validated my feelings and concerns. I recommend her to everyone!

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