Margaret Vocos, LSW
CCIH Staff Therapist
Maggie Vocos, LSW
CCIH Staff Therapist
773.754.7441 x 2014
Maggie prioritizes safety, curiosity, and each client’s internal wisdom to support them in their healing. She collaborates with clients to create a non-judgmental space where they can be curious about their experiences and explore their internal world. Valuing the strengths that we all come into therapy with, she works with clients to nurture those strengths. She recognizes the body as an important source of information in trauma work, and is currently training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
Maggie completed the year-long Trauma Fellowship at CCIH, deepening her work in finding collaborative, neurobiologically-informed, and sustainable ways of healing from trauma and attachment wounds. Her past clinical experience includes inpatient substance use treatment, hospice care, bereavement, and crisis counseling. Maggie has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan. In 2021, she completed basic training in EMDR.
Articles written by Margaret Vocos, LSW
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