Hi, I am Maggie Weisenberger.
I graduated from Texas Tech University with my bachelors in Social Work in 2005 and then went on to attend The University of Texas at Austin for my Masters in Social Work. After completing my degree in 2007 I became licensed and worked in various hospital settings.
I have experience in post-acute Rehab, skilled nursing facilities, traumatic brain injury long-term care rehab, transitional care units, and providing mental health services for persons suffering from severe persistent mental illness in their home setting to reduce hospital visits.
I have worked with grief counseling, end of life and palliative care and feel it is an honor assisting clients and families with this stage of life. I have utilized animal assisted therapy and feel passionate about the healing power animals can provide individuals who need comfort. It is an amazing thing to witness.
I have extensive knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and am currently enrolled in the Beck Institute for ongoing education and mastering that skill. I tend to utilize a solution-focused, client-centered approach to address the root cause of any client issue and collaboratively discover ways to improve the client’s situation.
I am a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher with a focus on Yoga Therapy. I am pursuing the rigorous 1000-hour certification with the International Alliance for Yoga Therapy under the teaching and guidance of renowned Viniyoga instructor Gary Kraftsow.
I worked with patients in the hospital and it is astounding the healing and holistic power yoga and breathwork bring into a therapeutic setting. Partnered with EFT techniques and CBT it can be very powerful to see the radical changes in a short period of time. I am trained in EMDR and can help unblock any trauma that you are experiencing.
I grew up in El Paso, Texas where as a child I loved the desert thunderstorms, swimming, hiking in the mountains and enjoying the rich culture of being close to the Mexican border. I have worked in child development centers, after-school programs, and facilitated support groups for children who have suffered loss. My husband and I have two small children – Royce and Reed. They are my biggest teachers.
My Working Style
I believe in establishing a holistic collaboration with my clients.
I believe in establishing a holistic collaboration with my clients – you are very unique, your situation and past is unlike anyone else’s my desire is to not box you in to a category or make assumptions. I will definitely draw from research, evidence based practice and custom the approach to meet your needs. You are leading this process and I am helping facilitate the healing. I can be very structured and I can also understand that some sessions will be more therapeutic to just listen empathetically and hear you. Trust and rapport take time and I want to have an effective working relationship with you.
Often when I think of boundaries
I can see a protective barrier of some sort in my mind.
Boundaries keep us safe and help support us. Embedded in my license code of ethics there are clear parameters that I must abide in order to create a safe and therapeutic environment for you. I strive to uphold the professional integrity of my industry and it is my responsibility to manage expectations with you. One of the main ones consists of dual relationships. According to the NASW Code of Ethics, dual relationships occur “when social workers relate to the clients in more than one relationship, whether professional, social, or business”.
Sometimes in the therapy setting it can feel like we are best friends and I am very sorry to say that friendship is not something I am able to offer you. If I see you in public as a respect to your HIPAA privacy I will not actively say hello to you, however, you may say hello to me if you wish. There is something else unique that happens in therapy where you will feel that I remind you of someone (either a positive or negative person in your life) and that is called transference, sometimes this familiar feeling can get misconstrued and the attributes of this other person can be ascribed to me, if I become aware of this happening I will acknowledge it with you to be mindful of in our work together. Brené Brown has wonderful insight into why boundaries are so important, I highly recommend you watch her discussion on this topic: Brene Brown on Boundaries.