EXPERIENCE A COMPLETE LIFE
~ From Childhood, to Parenthood and Everything in Between ~
MARGARET ROSE GELEN, MSW
Maggie earned her Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester. She is currently pursuing her degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University, with a focus on mental health and international social welfare.
She began her career in counseling with an internship at Vive la Casa, a refugee shelter in Buffalo, N.Y., where she was responsible for providing emotional and psychological support services to a wide population of children and adults. There, she developed an interest in mental health and the role of mind-body connections in the process of trauma integration. In 2018, Maggie spent three months working in a refugee camp in Serbia, where she provided psychological services to individuals and families fleeing from war zones in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, many of whom were survivors of torture and sexual violence. Maggie has also provided counseling services to individuals struggling with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia in both London, England, and New York City.
Maggie believes in a compassionate and open approach in supporting individuals through the process of integration and self-discovery. She has experience with psychoanalytic techniques, as well as CBT and mindfulness-based approaches. She recognizes that every individual is unique and makes a point of drawing on her wide range of skills and experiences to create an individualized approach tailored to each client.