Margaret is a licensed clinical social worker and child mental health professional who is dually licensed in Oregon and Washington. She graduated from Portland State University in 2010 with a degree in clinical social work with a focus on direct therapeutic practice with children and families. Margaret started her career conducting interventions in schools with academically and socially at-risk elementary and high school students. She has provided home-based therapy for youth experiencing significant symptoms including suicidal ideation and disruptive behaviors. Additionally, Margaret conducted risk assessments in local emergency rooms and supervised a team of masters-level crisis clinicians. Her areas of interest include early attachment relationships and the impact of attachment on future behavior and brain-based techniques to address mental well-being. The focus of her practice is interpersonal neurobiology, attachment and narrative therapy. Margaret is dedicated to integrated pediatric care that enables holistic treatment and promotes health for youth and their families.
Margaret grew up in Denver, Colorado and relocated to the Pacific Northwest to attend the University of Oregon for her undergraduate work (Go Ducks!). She happily resides in NE Portland with her husband, young daughter and dog. Margaret enjoys exploring her neighborhood on foot, spending time with her extended family, engaging in exercise and eating delicious food at local restaurants.