Hi, my name is Maggie.
I’m a deep thinker and a deep feeler. From as early as I can remember I’ve always contemplated the big questions--why are we here and what does it all mean? My focus on these existential and spiritual concerns deepened even more when I lost my young daughter to leukemia in 2014. Parenting her through her cancer treatment, and ultimately her death, greatly informs my work as a therapist.
I understand suffering and pain, and I'm dedicated to holding healing space for my clients as they work through their own grief and self-discovery processes. I believe wholeheartedly that there’s gold to be mined out of even our darkest and most painful experiences, and as a result, my therapeutic style is non-judgmental and normalizing (basically, I'm unshockable!).
The adults I work with in therapy struggle with low self-esteem and people pleasing. I help them find their center and learn how to start living authentically. They’re learning how to shift their focus from external validation to internal validation. They’re befriending their bodies and learning to approach all parts of themselves and their experiences with curiosity and compassion. Their learning that “no” is a full sentence and how to put themselves first in their relationships.
I love working with these clients because I was a bonafide people-pleaser who was scared to take up space for most of my life.
I know what it’s like to feel anxious and uncomfortable in your own skin, because I’ve been there.
Your experience and journey are, of course, unique and your own and will be different from mine, but I want you to know that I, too, have worked my way through the muck of insecurity and self-doubt. I’ve developed deep self-trust and confidence in who I am, and I believe you have the innate wisdom and resilience to do the same.
I’m not the let’s-just-learn-some-coping-skills-and-call-it-good kind of therapist. I don’t want to just put band-aids on your pain and send you on your way.
I want to help you heal the wounds that are underlying your insecurities and strengthen your relationship with yourself. I want you to leave therapy knowing who you are. Confident that you know—better than anyone else—what is best for you.
Education & Training
In addition to my areas of specialty, I also have personal and professional experience working with the following:
Why the name "Sacred Circle Holistic Healing"?
Sacred : I consider all of our experiences--even the most difficult and painful--to be sacred. The space I hold as a therapist is sacred, and all the healing work that I do with my clients is sacred.
Circle : The circle is a symbol of wholeness, completeness, and protection. We are all whole, complete, and enough just as we are. The therapeutic relationship is a safe, protective space; a 'sacred circle' within which your healing and self-actualization process can occur.
Holistic Healing : My therapeutic approach is holistic. My training is in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, an approach that emphasizes the importance of our Soul in the therapeutic process. I utilize a variety of modalities that address healing on all levels--mind, emotional body, physical body, and Spirit.
"It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being." - John Joseph Powell