more about Margaret. . .

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Margaret is a depth-oriented counselor (Oregon LPC), spiritual director and creative process facilitator. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a certification in spiritual direction from The Franciscan Spirituality Center in Milwaukie, Oregon.  She has participated in the BodySoul Rhythms work of Jungian Analyst, Marion Woodman and studied with Spiritual Creatives, Christine Valters Paintner and Betsy Beckman.

In Her Own Words...

Each of us is striving to shape our life story into a tale of triumph, healing, beauty, meaning, dignity and love - even when we feel stuck, depressed, isolated or defeated. I often think it would be so much easier if we had a map showing us how to get where we want to be... healed of past injury, joyfully connected to others, contributing our unique gifts to our community, at peace with ourselves and the world around us.  Usually the maps we find are the ones others have written for us and, helpful or not, we use them until we realize we have to find our own way.  

It often takes a crisis to bring us to a point of surrender - not to give up, but to give in and look for another way.  This is a threshold moment, where breaking down also breaks us open and allows for transformation and new possibilities. This is the soul's journey of individuation - the quest to find and live from the inside out.

Once on our way, seeking help gets more matter of fact.  We learn to read the signs that we are heading into a rough patch where we will be digging deeply to face and respond to what life is presenting.

 

Since you are here, perhaps this is one of those moments for you. Whether you are struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma, low self esteem, relationship issues, mid-life awakenings, loss and grief, or a desire for spiritual depth, finding the right person to accompany you on your journey is most important.  

I strive to create a strong, safe nonjudgemental container as the basis of all transpersonal work and spiritual exploration. Through depth oriented 

counseling, imagery and dreamwork, intuitive listening and reflection, body awareness and deep interpersonal connectedness, I work with each individual or group to integrate the material that arises from the unconscious and follow the innate impulse toward wholeness. 

I continue to ground my own journey in the practices of reflective journaling, creative process, dreamwork, supervision and Dances of Universal Peace.