Margaret Davis

LCPC, ATR
She | Her | Hers

Anxiety | Depression | Trauma| Relationships | Art Therapy

My Background

 

In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), I am also a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) having earned a Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (What a mouthful!). Discovering the field of art therapy was a pivotal revelation in my personal growth and professional journey. Attending to our needs and exploring ourselves takes work, however therapy provides the opportunity for intentional meaning-making and strengthening our resources for navigating life’s uncertainties.

My clients are resilient, sensitive, creative people who find themselves feeling exhausted, stuck, hurt, or struggling. Our work together typically focuses on concerns related to anxiety/depression, trauma, relational issues, stress, and life transitions. Believing creativity is an essential part of growth, I have found that people are able to access creativity not only in artistic expression but also in processing lived experiences and underlying emotions. As a therapist, I aim to provide a collaborative and supportive space to build self-compassion, reconnect with oneself and others, and develop sustainable change.

My previous experience involves work in non-profit community-based agencies, residential treatment and inpatient behavioral health care. It is important to acknowledge that mental health is not just a reflection of our internal world but is also influenced by our intersecting identities and experiences while navigating systems in a colonized and capitalistic culture. Whether we work together through words or art making, I will meet you where you are with empathy, understanding, and humor when called for.

Outside of being a therapist, I enjoy spending time with my rescue pup, Lola, as well as the humans who make up my support system. I also value expanding my personal art practice through exploring different mediums.