Margaret Bylsma, MA, MFTC #13848
Stapleton - 2011 Dallas St., Aurora, CO. 80010
130.00 per clinical hour (50 min)
As a parent of a child who is struggling, it is often hard to figure out how to best support them. You are constantly wondering what can I do to help them feel better? It may feel like you have tried everything, that nothing seems to work and that you are going through this alone. I look forward to the opportunity to support not only your child, but also yourself and your whole family with the struggles that you are experiencing.
My approach to therapy involves a humanistic understanding of people, where I view clients as whole, rather than just the person who shows up in the room. I place great emphasis on developing a strong relationship between therapist and client. My goal is always to support my client’s personal growth to maximize their well-being. I understand how early experiences with caregivers impact how we operate and interact with people for the rest of our lives.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of family forms that have experienced some difficulties in their lives. I enjoy engaging clients through a variety of creative and multimodal therapeutic techniques. I work to help these clients understand how the trauma they experience continues to impact them daily. Through this work as well as my own life experiences, I developed an interest in early childhood mental health and the relationship between child and caregiver.
Education and Background:
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as an endorsement in Elementary Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After completing my student teaching in a 5th grade classroom, I understood I was more interested in the individual relationships I was forming with each of my students than in the teaching itself. Following this, I earned my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Southern California.
I do my best to honor a strong work-life balance and to model this to my clients. In my free time, I take advantage of all living in Colorado has to offer. I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my dog, as well as hiking, biking, and skiing. I recently discovered a new love of gardening and look forward to growing fresh fruits and vegetables all year round.
Phone: (303) 335-0784
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