Margaret Buchholz

(MSW, LICSW, LADC)

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 have experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), but 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
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #25372 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by K.R. on Nov 24, 2020 after counseling 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 by J.E. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling 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 by D.A. on Nov 06, 2020 after counseling with Margaret for 4 months

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

Written by C.J. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling 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 by K.E. on Oct 07, 2020 after counseling 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 by O.R. on Oct 01, 2020 after counseling 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 by C.H. on Sep 30, 2020 after counseling 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 by C.H. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling 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 by J.O. on Sep 20, 2020 after counseling with Margaret for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Margaret has really been able to understand me and adjust to my needs better than anyone else I’ve talked to. She asks all the right questions and applies the right pressure.

Written by M.A. on Sep 20, 2020 after counseling 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 by C.A. on Aug 26, 2020 after counseling 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 by S.A. on Aug 17, 2020 after counseling 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 by K.U. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling 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 by L.I. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling 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 by B.R. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Margaret has been very helpful and an excellent listener.

Written by M.A. on May 14, 2020 after counseling 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 by W.I. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling 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 by M.E. on Apr 22, 2020 after counseling 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 by C.H. on Apr 18, 2020 after counseling with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Wonderful councilor. Listens and offers help without judgement.

Written by N.A. on Apr 09, 2020 after counseling 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!