Margaret is a seasoned therapist in the field for over 26 years. She graduated in 1996 from Loyola University in Chicago with a Master of Clinical Social Work. While in graduate school, she participated in two rotations at the Loyola Sexual Dysfunction clinic. This is when she became interested and passionate about sex and couple's work.
Margaret became certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist is 2010, Advanced status in 2017 and completed the Sexual Health Certificate Program in Ann Arbor in 2012; becoming an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in 2015
and will be facilitating the IMAGO Getting The Love You Want Couple’s Weekend Workshop with her husband in 2023. She is a member of AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists), the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Imago Relationships North America (IRNA).
Margaret began dating her husband, Jason, when she was 19 and they married eight years later. She was petrified of emotional intimacy. They have been in relationship for 32 years and married over 22 years with both of them continuing to grow both individually and together. It is important to keep a long-term intimate relationship alive by renewing it again and again- re-creating it from a new perspective as the two of you change over time. They share three dynamic kids together who remind them how important it is to be patient, compassionate and relinquish control.
With her extensive experience and passion for relationship work along with your commitment and desire, together you can identify what is blocking you from having the loving relationship of your dreams.
Learning to choose the right person.
Staying close and connected without losing yourself.
Repairing and deepening trust in yourself, your partner and your relationship.
Working through painful and annoying frustrations are the very thing that brings you and your partner closer together and strengthens your love. You will learn to build resiliency in your relationship so you can work through any situation.
Margaret's committed to helping you identify and address the factors (biological, psychological, emotional, and/or spiritual) that prevent your sexual satisfaction. She maintains a sex positive approach, respecting all sexual orientations, relationship structures and sexual behaviors both consensual and non-exploitive.
Margaret will hold you capable, believing your strengths are up to the challenge of addressing your relationship problems. She will seek to reach the best parts of you. She will challenge those parts to come forward. She will expect you to grow in your ability to honestly look at the patterns that don't serve you and confront yourself about them.
Margaret will work within both partner's best interest.
Each of you have a piece of the responsibility in the relationship. What first attracted you to one another may now be the source of the power struggle.