Margaret Hejna
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Pending Insurance: United healthcare
Accepting: BCBS, Aetna, Magellan, Cigna, and Self Pay

Maggie deeply respects and values the courage that it takes for an individual to embark on the therapeutic journey. Echoing the words of Erich Fromm, she wholeheartedly believes that “whether or not we are aware of it, there is nothing of which we are more ashamed than of not being ourselves, and there is nothing that gives us greater pride and happiness than to think, to feel and say what is ours”.

Maggie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents struggling with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, family/marital stress, adjustment/life transition issues, grief/loss, self-esteem issues, and general relationship difficulties. Maggie has a particular interest in working with clients who are, directly or indirectly, facing substance abuse and addiction-related struggles along with those experiencing symptoms connected to underlying-trauma.

Maggie believes that the client-therapist relationship is a collaborative one and should be grounded in trust and authenticity. In therapy, she seeks to emphasize each individual’s unique strengths and skills as they explore unarticulated aspects of their experience. Throughout this exploration, it is Maggie’s hope that each client will not only discover more effective ways of coping with life’s inevitable challenges, but will develop a stronger sense of compassion and connectedness in relationship with themself and those closest to them. While she draws most heavily upon a psychodynamic framework in her understanding of the human experience, she also finds value in integrating aspects of other approaches such family systems, existential theory, along with mindfulness-based techniques, when applicable. Regardless of the clients’ presenting concerns, Maggie’s ultimate goal in therapy is to utilize a strengths-based approach in guiding clients to a deep understanding of their past while helping them progress towards their own goals in the present.

Maggie earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her undergraduate training at DePaul University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in developmental psychology.


Maggie’s Specialties

 

Anxiety Disorder Depression Stress Management Relationship Problems

Grief and Loss Eating Disorders Alcohol and Drug Problems/Abuse Compulsive Behaviors

Trauma/Abuse Food Issues and Body Image Concerns Self-Esteem Development Anger Management

Life Stage Adjustment/Transitions Emotional Maturity Work-Life Balance Couples Counseling