Mary Margaret "Maggie" Behle, LCSW-S
Therapy is like looking at a map; together we will talk about where you have been and where you are now, and then work together to figure out the best path to get you where you want to be. When we carefully hold our past experiences with compassion and curiosity, the painful parts of our history can lead to the most rewarding experiences in our future. Participating in therapy is an admirable and transformative experience. The rewards of this work can be a deep understanding of ourselves and our loved ones that can lead to compassion, empathy, empowerment, and life satisfaction.
Inspired by somatic experiencing, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and parts work, I like to explore with clients, seeking out areas for growth and comfort. By experiencing your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, physical sensations, and memories in the safety of our shared space, we can work together to unlock past trauma and increase a sense of ease and contentment. I am dedicated to building a trusting and caring relationship that is free of judgment so that therapy can be healing, expansive, and even fun.
Before becoming a therapist, I worked as a magazine editor, an English and writing teacher, and an assistant adjunct professor of American literature. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Mills College, a Master of Arts in English from Portland State University, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. I have worked extensively with LGBTQIA+ individuals and families, people coping with grief and loss, people exploring intergenerational trauma, and individuals in life transitions. I am deeply committed to anti-racism and anti-oppressive work and implement diversity, equity and inclusion in my individual work and as a community member. Outside of the office, I am an animal lover and have three rescue dogs I adore snuggling with on the couch or playing with in my yard. I enjoy the arts and music and love working with artists. I am also passionate about traveling to new places with my partner and kids.
The joy I experience in this work is getting to spend time with people genuinely invested in living the lives they want and being the individuals, friends, workers, partners, or parents they long to be.
If you are interested in working together, please give me a call at 512/201-4501, ext. 189, or email me at email@example.com.
Area of Expertise
Introspective Growth and Life Transitions
Intergenerational and Attachment Healing
Identity Exploration and Boundary Formation