As a counselor, Maggie begins with active partnership between therapist and client based on a foundation of trust and warmth. By taking a stance of curiosity, she upholds the belief that each person is the expert of their own life. She seeks to help uncover patterns and themes that guide an individual’s daily and life choices by holding space for whatever may come up in session. She also believes in the importance of utilizing practices that are trauma-responsive, strengths-based, culturally-sensitive, and evidence-based. Maggie utilizes family systems, attachment, narrative, and cognitive behavioral therapy to guide her intervention practices with children, families, and individual adults.

Prior to working at JFS, Maggie has a unique blend of work history including teaching writing and self-expression to first-year college students, facilitating self-empowerment and leadership groups for girls in fifth through 12th grade, and serving as a parental advocate and parenting coach in child welfare. Her prior work history has given her a strong foundation in trauma-responsive interventions, along with understanding child development (including from a neuroscience perspective), working with and within systems, and being familiar with a variety of manualized interventions.


Master of Science in Professional Counseling, Concentration in Clinical Mental Health

Mount Mary University- Milwaukee, WI


Master of Arts in English

Marquette University- Milwaukee, WI


Bachelor of Arts

Hamline University- St. Paul, MN


Areas of Specialty

  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Child Development
  • Pro-Social Skills Education
  • Play-Based Therapy
  • Play-Based Therapy Child and Family Therapy
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