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!
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
MN LICSW 25372
ND LCSW 6350
Margaret is wonderful to talk to and has changed my mind on therapy.
Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management
Margaret is a great listener and helps give me a different point of view at key times
Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Margaret is very polite and respectful. She is nonjudgmental no matter what weird things I may throw her way. Easy to talk to!
Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Margaret is easy to talk to and very respectful. Only 2 sessions but so far so good!
Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Margaret has been very helpful, she’s a great listener and I feel very comfortable talking to her. She has supported me and offers great advice and things to work on in between meetings.
Written on Mar 22, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
I've only been working with Margaret for a few weeks, but she has been very helpful for me so far. She is helping me recognize and break bad habits and unhelpful ways of thinking
Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Margaret for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem