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Margaret Buchholz, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me


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!

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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

License information

MN LICSW 25372

ND LCSW 6350


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.

Margaret is patient, resposive and caring. She shows a desire to undersand me and genuinely wants to help.

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and anger management

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

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

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

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

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

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