“When our 10 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety, we searched for various ways to help him be able to relax. At the time, he was not sleeping well and was on the go from the break of dawn until he finally fell asleep at night. He was mentally and physically exhausted on a daily basis. A counselor suggested we look into Craniosacral Therapy, and that’s when we found Margaret. She has made a huge impact on his ability to calm down; and we believe through his treatments, he finally knows what it feels like to be relaxed. His sleep has improved, and he is less irritable, which has benefited the whole family. Margaret’s calm demeanor and genuine care for our son is invaluable; and he looks forward to all his appointments with her.”
During my career as a physical therapist, I have observed the effects of stress and other emotional factors on physical and mental health. This had led to a personal study of psychology, trauma, relaxation training, mindfulness and other methods for addressing emotional effects of pain and stress.
I practice from a holistic approach, and believe in the body’s inherent ability to heal, and to find its way back to balance and resilience. Integrating mind, body and spirit is essential to overall health and well-being. I have seen the benefits of craniosacral therapy not only for physical pain but also for mood regulation, including relief of anxiety and depression, and improved sleep.
Because of this cIose connection between mind and body I am currently completing a Masters’ degree in Marriage & Family Therapy at Regis University (graduation anticipated in May 2020). I will be continuing my therapeutic training with a 3-year training in Somatic Experiencing, which is a body-centered approach to trauma.
Training and Education:
- Registered Physical Therapist
- Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST)
- Additional Technical Training: Biodynamic, Muscle Energy Technique, Strain-Counterstrain, Visceral Manipulation
- Birth/Perinatal/Attachment Craniosacral Therapy Certification
- Master of Counseling – Marriage and Family Therapy – Regis University (Complete May 2020)
- Somatic Experiencing Certification (expected completion 2022)