Margaret Clarke, LMSW

Therapist in St. Louis, MO

Specialties

As a curious person who spends time exploring my inner self, I enjoy and value being able to be a supportive person for those also exploring their past, their identities, or their future in relation to their present lives through various approaches like psychodynamics.

Hi, I’m Margaret and I've been fortunate to work in diverse environments  including a college campus and a community art studio with clients from different backgrounds and identities.

 

It was in these environments where I utilized empowerment theory and art therapy with each client to cultivate self-determination.

 

For the past four years, I’ve provided crisis intervention and counseling services for pregnant women in the St. Louis area using strength-based and solution-focused approaches as well cognitive-behavioral techniques and motivational interviewing. I organized and led goal-based educational and support groups to improve clients' level of parental functioning. 

Margaret Clarke, STL Therapist

It is important to me that my professional experiences be inclusive and that I create a therapeutic, collaborative relationship with my clients that feels organic and genuine. I love working moms, especially new moms, with LGBTQ+ communities, and young adults discovering or rediscovering their own strengths.

 

I feel driven to help mothers deal with life issues proactively and effectively. In particular, I desired to educate and counsel them about perinatal and postpartum depression and to help them gain an understanding of the effects of depression, phobias, and anxiety on their lives and the lives of their children. 

 

Education & Experience:

I earned my Bachelor’s in English and my Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Webster University and University of Missouri, respectively. I received my Master of Social Work from Saint Louis University in 2019.

 

I am currently a Licensed Master Social Worker. 

I have additional training in infant loss and bereavement and recognition and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

 

About me:

Some things I enjoy in my free time are traveling, reading, baking, having movie marathon nights, and hiking with my family and friends. I am a proud human & fur parent! My current top bucket list item is to travel to Bali for a two week excursion.

I can't wait to get started with you on this journey!

Begin Counseling with STL Therapist, Margaret Clarke

Now you know Margaret! We are so excited for you to get started with her in our  Ballwin, MO counseling clinic, can be the place you can begin to find progress. We can also chat via telehealth for online therapy in Missouri and online therapy in Illinois.  Truly, anywhere in the state! If you're a Chicago resident, we have in-person therapy available in Chicago, too! Taking this first step is a big deal, so you are already making great progress!  Just follow these simple steps and we will get started.

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Reach out to Marble Wellness

Our Client & Project Coordinator will be your first point of contact. She'll get you set up with a good match for your on our team, and talk first appointment details.

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Meet with STL Therapist, Margaret Clarke

Margaret is part of our Maternal Mental Health team, and has training and experience in therapy for moms. She also work with anxiety, depression, and grief, often utilizing art techniques to help clients reach their goals.

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Start to live happy and calm again

Whether it's in-person, online, or park therapy, you and your STL therapist, Kristi,  will work together to help you start to live the life you've been longing for.