Margaret Marion is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She supports young people in developing awareness and insight into the personal patterns and social factors that perpetuate their challenges, and she teaches the fundamental skills to address these challenges. She works well with young adults and young professionals who are simultaneously healing from experiences of trauma and seeking to build towards a better future.
Margaret's clients often have intersectional, marginalized identities, and experience intersectional social conditions that contribute to chronic stress, depression, and anxiety, poor self-esteem, physical and emotional trauma, tragic loss, conflicted family relationships, problematic substance use and usually, self-sabotaging behavior. Therapy helps to identify moments of connection and triumph over these issues, practice healthy survival skills, and rebuild a narrative that liberates and leads to a more preferred lifestyle.
Sessions with Margaret involve DBT/CBT skills building, motivational interviewing, mind-body awareness, and expressive/experiential activities. A single session might look like challenging negative "colonizing" thoughts, cultivating presence through a live mindfulness activity, or energizing their creative, vision-building, emotional processing center with poetry, storytelling or music. Clients might also complete a skills, values, and motivation-based exercise to address any addictive behavior they're seeking to change.
Margaret holds a Master’s in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, and offers sessions in both English and Spanish. She looks forward to meeting you.