Margaret Marion is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who sees clients across the state of Illinois remotely. 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 actively combat 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 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 motivational interviewing, mind-body awareness, and strengths-based storytelling. In session, one might expect to practice skills according to their immediate hopes for therapeutic engagement. This might look like challenging negative "colonizing" thoughts, cultivating presence through a live mindfulness activity, or energizing their creative, vision-building center with an in-session poetry or storytelling prompt. Clients might also engage in role play in response to an immediate concern, or complete a motivational exercise in regards to any behavior or habit 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.