Margaret is a Brooklyn native whose passion for helping others reach their fullest potential began in high school. While in college, she served as a peer group counselor for her fellow teenagers and continued her therapeutic efforts by working as a domestic violence and rape crisis counselor for Albany County.
For Margaret, the therapeutic process IS the pathway to a person’s full potential.
Margaret works as a School Psychologist, and through her wonderful partnerships with children and their families, she has learned how to tailor plans to individuals and their strengths rather than their diagnoses.
With an understanding of how childhood trauma affects all areas of life and a passion for supporting a client through that trauma, Margaret can create a compassionate, safe, and non-judgemental space for clients. She walks with them on a pathway into their past so that they can live a healthier, happier future. Margaret listens with an open mind and is dedicated to providing empowering support and various tools to make lasting change.
Margaret’s person-centered therapy implements a variety of interventions, pulling on her various training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Trauma Therapy, and Couples Therapy.
Margaret earned her Masters and Advanced Certification as a School Psychologist from CUNY Queens College. Margaret graduated from Alfred University with a second Advanced Certification in Mental Health Counseling. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Siena College. Margaret is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator with premarital counseling experience and has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Margaret is also a certified yoga teacher passionate about physical activity and its relationship to mental health.