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Margaret Welling

Margaret Welling

Social Work/Intern

Life can present us with a number of barriers, challenges, and obstacles. Whatever it is you are facing, I am here to listen, guide, and support. Therapy is a beautiful space where compassion, non-judgement, empathy, and sometimes a little bit of humor are blended together to meet people where they are, build on, and identify their strengths to support individualized goals.

I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, incorporating a variety of evidenced-based practices. I believe in individualized therapy to support your specific goals with collaboration, communication, and compassion from a trauma-informed and person-centered approach. A blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based therapy, psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness can be applied. For children, play therapy is often also incorporated.

I am in my last semester of graduate school at Columbia University School of Social Work. I am passionate about working with clients of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, races, religions, and cultural backgrounds. I have experience providing therapeutic services to incarcerated individuals and children and adults experiencing homelessness. I am particularly interested in how trauma impacts the brain, mental health of athletes, and anxiety and depression in adolescence and young adults.

Most importantly, I will treat you as a person, and understand that you are not your trauma or diagnosis. You embody great strengths and together we will explore and empower those strengths. As, Maya Angelou once wrote; “And still I rise.”