I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Hampshire. My graduate degree was earned while married with two children at age of 39. My first experience as a teen therapist began as a Master level intern in a high school where I worked with a small group of students on a daily basis. The students were given opportunities to meet individually with me or in a weekly group where they could share events of their weeks, challenges, problem solve potential solutions without fear of judgement from me or other group members.
My interest in being a teen therapist continues to be an important part of my practice. I use all art mediums and encourage my clients to express themselves through music, poetry writing and reciting, song, painting, writing. and other art forms. I work with teens who have experienced trauma in the form of abuse, neglact, death of a loved one using a Trauma Informed Care model.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , 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 , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LICSW #1385 (Expires: 2023-07-23)
LICSW #089.0001172 (Expires: 2024-01-31)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Margaret Swanson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.
Margaret has been incredibly helpful in my mental health journey. I leave every session with actionable steps and resources!
I’ve been seeing her for almost 6 months now and she has helped me quite a bit.
Margaret has been very helpful in providing me with tools to navigate my anxiety and grief. She is great at asking questions to help me reflect on situations. I enjoy our weekly meetings and have been successful at applying the tools she has provided me with. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for ways to navigate their feelings and issues.
Margaret is a good listener and “meets” you where you currently are. I think her ability to provide helpful text feedback between video sessions is critical.
Margaret has helped me so much in my time of need
She helps me understand better what’s going on what I need to do what matters and what doesn’t matter and helps me put it all into perspective. I’m very happy with her
I have been working with Margaret for a month now and throughout our time together we have had miscommunications on appointments and getting in touch with each other. She has been helpful up to a point I go long periods without speaking to her or checking up on things. When I go to schedule a session her calendar is always empty with no time slots then I will schedule an appointment with her and not here from her or she won’t confirm and scheduled time to meet. It’s very frustrating when you’re working on emotional issues and need consistency with getting through them. Again she has been helpful and she has offered me a lot techniques and worksheets to work on things and that is great but not helpful with no follow up.
When i start to talk, it’s hard to get me to stop and i tend to bounce around with my topics. Margaret has been excellent when it’s come down to following along, piecing together all the points and “stories” I may be touching on and understanding WHY I may be jumping around. And that helps immensely for me. I feel like It’s ok to speak and not have to cut myself off so that my therapist doesn’t get overwhelmed. She’s welcoming to any journal entries I may provide and she told me she enjoys receiving any messages I may feel like sending. As someone with a lot of trauma during a very short span of time, I have a lot to say and i have a lot of questions. It’s reassuring to know she’s there and will respond when she’s available. That’s something I need in my life. That feeling that there IS someone there to listen.
After my first session with Margaret I felt we were on the same page as to what our sessions would look like. I respect the fact that Margaret was able to identify behaviors I have struggled with all my life and help me set a plan of action to correct the destructive behaviors and work through the issues.
Shes really nice :)
Margaret and I have only known each other for a brief period of time but right from the beginning she gave me space and place to feel valued, heard, seen and safe. That has not always been the case with my previous therapists. She offered me some wonderful resources to build off our session and I am looking forward to continuing to work together.
Margaret is fantastic. I was really looking for a therapist that could help me get back into my roots and find my true happiness and she has helped me towards that! Her hours are very flexible as well. Highly suggest!
She's awesome. I really needed someone to help me sift through stuff.