Having a wide range of experiences and approaches to therapy helps Maggie tailor her work with each client. While getting to her know her clients she will draw on evidenced based therapies and interventions from multiple areas such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Care, Strengths Based / Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Interventions.
AREAS OF CLINICAL INTEREST
We often think of trauma as a single overwhelming and incomprehensible event but often trauma takes the form of multiple chaotic and painful events over and over. Any experience of trauma can produce a sense of suffering and often the victim blames themselves. Building resilience and regaining a sense of self after trauma is possible and starts with learning grounding coping skills to help the individual process the memories as they are revisited.
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
Maggie is trained in research based Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy which is the best treatment for OCD based on research evidence. Following the therapy model, an individual would expect to complete the therapy in about 20 sessions and find management of symptoms and regained freedom from time consuming compulsions.
The overwhelming urge to run or hide, the heart racing and difficulty breathing... these are just some of the side effects of anxiety. Thinking of anxiety as a stress response allows us to better understand the protective nature of anxiety. Using coping skills and therapy can help return the anxiety response to a manageable level and lower the feelings of fear.
It can be hard to just get your foot in the door to start therapy with a new provider. Whether you are looking to brush up on past coping skills learned in therapy or are looking to start therapy for the first time, Maggie will work with you to make sessions non-judgmental and focused on understanding your areas of concern.
Maggie offers a combination of skills based and processing based interventions to work through intense emotions and/or painful memories.