Margaret Mary Christopher

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, ACSW

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Margaret Mary Christopher

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, ACSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Deerwood Family Services
Monroeville, PA 15146
(724) 227-0660
Offers online therapy

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324 Wood Street
California, PA 15419
(724) 227-0660
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About

As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 40 years experience of working with families and individuals of all ages, I find that the most effective approach is one that is strengths-based with a strong emphasis on helping clients solve the problems that bring them to counseling and helping them develop powerful resiliency characteristics that allow for future problem-solving, conflict resolution, goal-attainment, wellness, and life satisfaction. My ideal client is one who likes to learn.
My initial MSW specialization was direct practice work with children, youth and families. After several years of working in the mental and behavioral health areas, I added a public health specialization that focused on practice in health care. I also teach graduate-level social work students and provide clinical supervision.,
I have two practice settings, one on the Allegheny/Westmoreland county-line in Southwestern Pennsylvania and one in Washington County, PA. In addition to the direct practice sites, I do consultation and employee assistance work throughout the United States or on-line.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Highmark
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 45 Years
  • License: Pennsylvania / CW017456
  • School: University of Pittsburgh
  • Year Graduated: 1994
A clinician and professor emerita who has worked with over 1,000 children, adults, or families and taught graduate students to do the same

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Pittsburgh Crime Victims Center / Mediation/Conflict Resolution
  • Certificate Date: 2005

Margaret Mary Christopher's Groups

Children's Social Skills Group

Children learn leadership skills, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills and emotional regulation and management in a group setting through discussion, enjoyable group activities, and the the group's development of a musical event that is presented to senior citizens each year. Parents of participating children also meet with me individually or as couples so that they can reinforce what the children are learning in the group at home. Although the children are in a group setting, each one receives a in-depth multidisciplinary assessment and has an individualized intervention plan.

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Parenting Group

Parents meet weekly or bi-weekly to establish developmental and educational goals for their infants, toddlers, and/or pre-school aged children and to obtain help in meeting these goals. Each child is assessed before the group begins to determine what goals and methodologies are most appropriate for them. Parents of special needs children, including those who appear to be gifted and talented, are welcome, along with those parents who are parenting children whose development is consistent with the norms for each age

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Location

Deerwood Family Services
Monroeville, PA 15146
(724) 227-0660
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

324 Wood Street
California, PA 15419
(724) 227-0660
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Domestic Abuse
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Caregiving
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Cyberschool and Other Forms of Homeschooling
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Testing and Evaluation
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Native American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 17 Feb 2022
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Margaret Mary Christopher

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, ACSW