Hello. My name is Maggen (preferably Meg) and i am a licensed therapist in New York. I am also a credentialed substance abuse counselor. I received my undergraduate degree from Daemen College with a BA in Psychology and then went on to pursue my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. From here, I am currently at a program through UB to work on becoming trauma certified. While I only have 6 years of experience in the professional world, I have a lifetime's worth of experience that can make me relatable and hopefully help you to feel more comfortable. Please understand that this is not just a job for me. I am genuinely here for you! I originally started my work in the substance abuse field in an outpatient setting moving to a methadone maintenance clinic. I then transitioned to solely mental health and have worked with a wide range of populations including generalized anxiety, major depression, bipolar disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. In both settings i had the opportunity to work in individual and group environments as well as family sessions.
Parentimg is a challemge all on it own but when teens slare involved its a whole new level. I can assist teens who are struggling with school and being bullied, anxiety, depression, puberty changes, self harm, and their identity.
Through open safe communication my approach to therapy is client centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I assist clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I support clients through developing skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of moving clients towards a life involving the capacity for experiencing joy and freedom.
Outside of therapy, my favorite things to do are be outside soaking up as much sun as possible and spending time with my husband and our 3 kids. Watching Grey's Anatomy on repeat is a must, while also walking my dog, reading, and baking for my family.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Eating disorders
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #009929 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
I haven’t been with her very long but for a fact I already feel very comfortable with her and I am already way better than I was before . Just by talking to her I feel better and she is so understanding and so kind and she just understands your problem in the way you feel it and respects you and understand your pain
Maggen is very kind and understanding. She has really helped me to feel more okay with my emotions and experiences; I feel more valid and empowered. I have come to many realizations about myself with Maggen's help and I already see the progress I have made. I am very thankful to have her as my therapist.
Maggen has been more then supportive going out of her way to make sure I am doing good on a daily basis. She knows I just went through a very traumatic situation and is helping me to hang in there